Logic board on iMac G5

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Propagator4, Feb 15, 2011.

  1. Propagator4 macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys,

    So my dad's 2004 iMac G5 just bit the bullet. The tech guy he took it to told him the logic board failed, and in order to fix the computer he'd essentially have to place the entire thing with new parts because Apple doesn't make logic boards compatible with the computer.

    He bought a new iMac to replace it, but I was wondering if anyone would have any insight on fixing it for cheap (he was quoted $500). It's by far the best computer we have capable of running classic, and so I'd like to hang on to it. Does anyone have any advice on where to pick up an old logic board for a G5, and any advice on whether I'd be able to fix it?

    If it's at all relevant, I live in the Twin Cities in MN.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Tiki35 macrumors 6502

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    Nanoose Bay, BC, Canada
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    Open your IMac and see if the capacitors are bulging on the tops. This was a very common issue during this period.
    Check out http://www.badcaps.net/
    He does excellent work and will replace all your capacitors at a very reasonable price.
     
  3. eljanitor macrumors 6502

    eljanitor

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    There's a place called used mac www.usedmac.com. I don't know how good their parts are, but I 've seen that they have a few there.
     

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