iMac G5 Logic Board Shot

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Dark, Sep 20, 2008.

  1. Dark macrumors regular

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    Well after 3 years my iMac finally decided to crap out. I went through the steps on apples website and according to their information my logic board is toast. I've read that this can be a very expensive repair reaching over 900 bucks. I have a 17" MBP that I use at school but the iMac was my home computer. Im wondering if I should replace the logic board or just buy a new dam one for 1500.
     
  2. Acornz macrumors member

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    Imo, you should just buy a new iMac, it would be about twice as fast as your G5.
     
  3. g4cubed macrumors 6502a

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  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I'd personally recommend looking at refurbs. Good deal. My iMac is probably getting replaced fairly soon also -- the logic board didn't go completely, though... just the SATA controller. :rolleyes: I think in my case, though, my next computer will be something more like a Dell Studio, a Mac Mini, or an EeeBox on my TV.
     
  5. m1stake macrumors 68000

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    You should ask Apple how much the repair will be before you do anything else.
     
  6. Fonzijr1964 macrumors 68000

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    F dat the new ones bus speed alone is worth every penny
     

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