Late 2009 iMac 27

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  1. iimmiinn macrumors newbie

    iimmiinn

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    Late 2009 iMac 27 no hard drive or keyboard / faulty logic board want can i do with it?
    can it be my macbook screen?
     
  2. redheeler macrumors 603

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    Target Display Mode only works if to can boot into the OS. So no luck on that unless you can get it to boot.

    How is the logic board faulty?
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

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    Part it out on ebay
     
  4. iimmiinn thread starter macrumors newbie

    iimmiinn

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    umm cant boot at all
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    how much should i sell
     
  5. Fishrrman macrumors G4

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    OP wrote:
    "umm cant boot at all"

    Just because you "can't boot" doesn't mean the iMac's logic board is "faulty" -- until you have exhausted OTHER MEANS of booting.

    A perfectly good Mac can get into a "no boot" situation if the software (OS) becomes corrupted.

    What do you see and hear when you press the power-on button?
    Do you see any onscreen display or alert at all?

    The easiest way to check this is to try booting from an EXTERNAL drive that has a "known-good" copy of the OS on it.

    Does that iMac have a DVD drive?
    Were there original install DVD's that shipped with it?

    Can you get ahold of a USB flashdrive that has an OS installer on it?

    Do you have access to an external drive that has a bootable copy of the OS on it?

    I wouldn't write it off until I tried some of the above "alternative boot" scenarios...
     
  6. iimmiinn thread starter macrumors newbie

    iimmiinn

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    the repair shop told me
    noting shows on after I press the power-on button
    never try it before booting from an external drive
    dont know where is the install DVD lol but i still have the DVD drive with me
    i can make a USB with OS installer but never try it
     

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