iMac G5 1.9 iSight display probelem

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Graeme43, Aug 20, 2010.

  1. Graeme43 macrumors 6502a

    Graeme43

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    Hey! My grandfather bought an iMac G5 1.9 iSight in 2006 when I converted him from windows lol and he said he would never go back! He says he has a vertical line on his display that is lime green. I don't know if it is still fixable and I told him to phone apple and he says that theres no point as its a 5 year old model

    Any ideas? :confused:
     
  2. FourCandles macrumors 6502a

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    it may be worth talkng to an independent Apple specialist, if you have one nearby.

    I've seen replacement panels for the non-iSight G5 iMacs on eBay for about £100 - but that model was easier to work on as the back simply unscrews, and many of the parts of user replaceable. The iSight was the one where Apple introduced a "sealed" case with the flap at the bottom for memory upgrades.

    It sounds like the panel rather than the card, but plugging in an external monitor should reveal which.
     
  3. Giuly macrumors 68040

    Giuly

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    What you want is to get the same model with a broken logic board on eBay and replace the display.
     
  4. MacHamster68 macrumors 68040

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  5. Graeme43 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Its just a shame he got it as hes 70 years old and its really the last thing he needs. I have put a pic of what he has up
     

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  6. MacHamster68 macrumors 68040

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    feel sorry for your grandfather , but thats apple , they are great when it comes to service/repairs within apple care , but once that time has past you are on their mercy and if you are lucky you get to know about a repair extension program before it ended, but like i said try it or better your grandfather should try it , i mean a old man, pensioner and so(no offence)maybe someone at apple is willing to help and not see $ or £ signs in quadruple figures in front of their eyes
     
  7. Graeme43 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Its a shame though! I just don't want a 70 year old who just loaned me 500 dollars to pay for my car as I lost my job to suffer like this! The iMac is still a usable computer it is just a shame that it has suffered this common problem at such a late stage :(
     
  8. Graeme43 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I was the one that advised him to get the trustworthy PowerPC :D at the time! I had just got first experience with rev a intel macs and that was heat and high pitched sqeauling, so I had to return first gen Macbookpro and I got powerbook 1.67 HD and he got the G5 and we never had trouble until now
     

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