Mac G5 or Macbook Pro?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by rigelisonfire, Jul 1, 2010.

  1. rigelisonfire macrumors newbie

    rigelisonfire

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    My macbook recently died. Well the screen did and the guy at the local warranty center was a jerk and wouldn't call it warranty even though he could have. So now having to buy a new mac I looked at used and found this G5. I never used one so I don't know wither it's any good or not. If not im going to just get a mac pro. Can someone let me know. http://classifieds.castanet.net/showproduct.php/product/737730/cat/950
     
  2. goMac macrumors 603

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    Don't buy a G5. They are no longer supported and they no longer run modern software. Not unless you have an interest in legacy machines (I keep a G4 around for that reason, but my primary machines are all Intel.)
     
  3. velocityg4 macrumors 68040

    velocityg4

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    If you are willing to try monkeying with it a bit. You could install a new screen yourself for between $80 and $200 (it depends on the model of Macbook).

    Though it may look daunting it really is not too difficult. You just need to follow instructions, remove some screws, cables and a bezel. When removing screws label them with masking tape with the step numbers. Or you can lay them out in the order removed (which is what I do).

    If the screen is busted and you are going to pitch it what have you got to lose?

    Edit: There are also plenty of companies online I have seen advertised as doing the install for $99 just mail them the new screen and Macbook. I never tried them as I do repairs myself. Ebay is by far the cheapest source for new panels.
     

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