Probable dead logic board on mid-2007 Aluminum iMac with

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  1. kman057 macrumors newbie

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    I have a mid-2007 24" 2.4 Ghz Aluminum iMac with a probable dead logic board. One day I came home and it had a kernel panic screen up, telling me to reboot. It never started up completely, as it went into an endless reboot cycle. I tried re-setting the PRAM and unplugging all the plugs and resetting the system that way. That did not work, and now the screen does not even come up when I try to turn on the cpu. All I get is the fan spinning. Target mode does not work, and I cannot boot from the startup disk. I took it to the nearby Apple Store, and he was really no help-just another opinion that the logic board was dead. He quoted $750 to replace the board.

    I pulled the hard drive and have gotten my data off, but I am not sure what to do next.

    My options:

    1) Replace it and hope that will fix the problem

    -I don't think I want to go this route

    2) Try and sell what is left of the computer for scrap

    -I am not sure where to try and sell it besides eBay or Craigslist, and I am not sure what a fair price would be.

    3) Buy a mac mini and try and use the iMac as an external monitor.

    - I know this is difficult to do, but it would save the cost of a new LCD with the same picture quality as the iMac screen.

    Any advice is appreciated, thanks in advance!
     
  2. Spanky Deluxe macrumors 601

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    You can't use the iMac as an external monitor. Best bet would be to sell it on eBay. You'll get a reasonably good amount. Put the money towards a new iMac. That money + the money you would have spent on a new logic board will likely buy a new 24" iMac.
     
  3. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I have to agree with the eBay route. Part it out or sell it as a single unit for someone that needs to make repairs from what's left in it.
     
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  5. kman057 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the advice! I was leaning that way anyways, and seeing how much the person with the broken LCD paid, I have an idea on price of where to start.

    And no applecare unfortunately. The mac I had before the iMac was a powerbook g4 from 2002, and I had no hardware issues with laptop. Thankfully, it still works now!
     

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