Need advice for selling defective 2006 iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by AlexGraphicD, Jan 4, 2017.

  1. AlexGraphicD macrumors 6502


    Oct 26, 2015
    New York
    I have an old 2006 iMac core 2 duo 2.16 24-inch model that I want to sell it, but has a couple of defective problems probably hardware related and was wondering what would be a fair price for it.

    OSX 10.5.8 (no recovery disc available)
    Ram 1.5 GB
    HDD 150 GB

    1) Random sound beeping from volume button that is corrected by unplugging the keyboard and plugging it back again.

    2) Random shut down of the computer in rare occasions and in order to turn it back on, the power plug needs to be taken off and be plugged back again or else the power button alone won't work.
  2. kschendel macrumors 6502a

    Dec 9, 2014
    If you put it up on ebay as-is for parts, I think you can hope to get at least $50, and maybe up to a couple hundred if you happen to find a buyer who needs that model display or case or something. I'd be surprised if you beat $200 but one never knows.
  3. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Part it out selling the individual parts (a lot more work), or as mentioned above, just list the entire computer and state the issues. A potential buyer may not how to fix it, or just buy it for the parts.
  4. nandor690 macrumors regular


    Jun 25, 2011
    Part it out as individual parts. You'll get a lot more money. For example, I could either buy a graphics card for an upgrade for my iMac for $200 OR as I ended up doing, by a iMac (for parts) for $225. And it came with the GPU I wanted. Now I have an extra LCD, extra glass, power supply, CPU, etc......
    Which individually all those extra parts would be way more than $25

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