Repair or replace 27" iMac?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by fender51, Mar 3, 2013.

  1. fender51 macrumors newbie

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    My 22 month old imac logic board has died. No applecare. It will cost almost $800 to fix. What is your advice ? replace or repair?
     
  2. oldhifi macrumors 6502a

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    I would chunk it and buy a new Mac Mini for $600
     
  3. fender51 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I thought of the mini. can I use the screen from the imac with it? Otherwise I would have to buy a monitor as well and the costs mount.
     
  4. Brian Y macrumors 68040

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    Are you sure it's the MLB, what's the problem?
     
  5. fender51 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yes I took it to apple and that is their conclusion after taking it apart
     
  6. Micky Do macrumors 68000

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    I'm inclined to suggest the same. A good few seem to be going that way; the Mini has come of age.

    True, but the monitor should last a good few years. I am on my second Mac Mini, still using the monitor and speakers I bought in 2005 with my first. I will probably replace them later this year, but only because I am likely to be be moving about 11,000 km, back to my home country. The Mini will go with me, but I will chuck the peripherals.
     
  7. oldhifi macrumors 6502a

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    still a new (non apple) monitor $300 + Mac Mini $600 thats $900 for a new system..
     
  8. fender51 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Do you know if I can use the monitor from the broken Imac? I can get a screen image but of course no program runs, i would definitly jump for the mini. But if I have to buu another monitor I will be paying about twice the pric of the fix. I have lost confidence with the Imac, sort of whats next?
     
  9. fender51 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the info. Buyiing all over again in under two years is a little hard to take.
     
  10. oldhifi macrumors 6502a

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    yes it is, I bought a used IMAC 24 in, and wish I went for new mac mini..I get the freeze screens and superdrive does not work properly, some discs it will reject for no reason..so when it dies, I will chunk it..
     

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