Logic board for G5 Quad

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by vddrnnr, Mar 27, 2018.

  1. vddrnnr macrumors member

    vddrnnr

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    Hi All,

    I'm buying a G5 quad with a fried logic board ( leaking calling system ).
    Does anyone know where I can order a working logic board for this?

    Best regards,
    voidRunner
     
  2. weckart macrumors 601

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    Keep an eye out on eBay but in my experience you won't be saving much, if anything, over buying the whole shebang since sellers tend to factor in the time and effort taken to dismantle and test boards. In fact, Logic Boards often go for several times the cost of their respective Power Macs.

    You might try to find another Quad with broken CPUs or a severely damaged case and try to extract the Logic Board from that and hope that it still works.
     
  3. micahgartman macrumors member

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    I have a Quad with a dead LCS sitting in my garage. You can have it if you want it. It POSTs, so that's something.

    I'm in Houston, BTW.
     
  4. vddrnnr thread starter macrumors member

    vddrnnr

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    Hi Micah,

    That would be great :D
    The only problem is I live in Portugal so it would need shipping overseas.
    Can you recommend any good shipping services from your location ( i'll pay off course).

    Best regards,
    voidRunner
     
  5. micahgartman macrumors member

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    23kg from Houston to Lisbon is $529.79.

    It would probably be cheaper to buy a plane ticket to the U.S. and make it a holiday ;)
     
  6. vddrnnr thread starter macrumors member

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    Hi Micah,

    Yeah thats a bit overkill ;).
    Not wanting to give you much trouble but
    can you send only the logic board and the cpus?

    Best regards,
    voidRunner
     
  7. micahgartman macrumors member

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    I'll pull the board and processors out this weekend and see how I can package them for shipping. Are there any other parts you need?
     
  8. vddrnnr thread starter macrumors member

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    Hi Micah,

    If you still have the video card that would be great :D

    By the way I need some help.
    How can I check if the LCS is working?

    Best regards,
    voidRunner
     
  9. micahgartman macrumors member

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  10. vddrnnr thread starter macrumors member

    vddrnnr

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    Hi all,

    I have some great news.
    I was able to find a working quad from which i'm typing this right now :D
    The LCS looks in great shape :D

    Can you guys put up some shots of your running temps?

    @micah
    Micah I am still interested in getting your parts if you can send them.
    No hurries ;)

    Best regards,
    voidRunner
     
  11. micahgartman macrumors member

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    Congratulations!

    I need to find a special screwdriver to get the MLB out.

    I'll be in touch soon :)
     

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