If iMac G5's Power supply goes...is the screen still good?

AlmightyG5

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If the Power supply on an iMac G5 goes for whatever reason...does that effect all the stuff connected to the motherboard? Would the screen still work? Also can you swap a screen from one iMac G5 to another?
 

G99

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I'm not sure what would happen - I haven't tried it myself :p
Best thing to do is: not to risk it!
 

daveL

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AlmightyG5 said:
If the Power supply on an iMac G5 goes for whatever reason...does that effect all the stuff connected to the motherboard? Would the screen still work? Also can you swap a screen from one iMac G5 to another?
The power supply has nothing to do with the screen. I recently had to replace the PS on m y wife's 1st generation iMac G5. I took it to an authorized Apple service shop. Parts and labor were $118, including overnight shipping of the part.

I imagine you can swap the screen, but it's not an easy task. You'll have to take the whole thing apart.
 

mad jew

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daveL said:
The power supply has nothing to do with the screen.

Yes and no. As with anything requiring power, a power supply can destroy the screen but as you say, it's not really gonna happen. If you had a massive power surge, potentially every component could be destroyed.

As for swapping screens on iMacs... Yeah, it wouldn't be easy at all. :(
 

Mord

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power has to go through an inverter, i've never seen an lcd blow because of a psu, it could happen, it's just unlikely

(i'm on a bit of a posting spree 4 posts to 4k w00t)
 

AlmightyG5

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Why would it be hard to swap screen? Just take off the back and doesn't the front plastic come off too? So you just take off the screen and put in the new one.