iMac G5 Broken screen or software problem? See Pics please

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  1. marknicholls macrumors 6502

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    Im not sure whether this is a software or hardware issue? is the issue on the photos a known one?

    The screen is physiclly sound, no knocks, marks dead pixels etc

    Thanks
     

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  2. marknicholls thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It also happens before the o/s loads on the grey apple screen at the start, you only see half of an apple!

    would this suggest hardware? if so, what is the likley fix/cost?

    Its no longer under warranty

    Thanks
     
  3. 7031 macrumors 6502

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    From the pictures I would assume it's a GPU issue, which sadly means that the logic board will have to be replaced, which will be pretty expensive.

    I suppose get it diagnosed, and if it's the logic board, just buy a new Mac.
     
  4. marknicholls thread starter macrumors 6502

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    :(

    Ok, thanks, in case that is the case, does anyone know the recommended spec g5 i should get to run windows 7 to a good standard? (there are a few windows apps i still need to run, and would like to use windows 7)

    Thanks
     
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    No G5 is going to run Windows. Instead, you would need to go for one of the newer, Intel iMacs. All of them should run Windows fine.
     
  6. marknicholls thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The mac i have may well be Intel, but i cant see the screen any more! Is there any other way can find out? Thanks
     

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