Saved an iMac from the landfill

Discussion in 'iMac' started by iMav, Aug 8, 2008.

  1. iMav macrumors 6502

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    17" iMac G5 (pre-iSight), 1.8GHz, 1GB ram, superdrive, airport card. The only thing wrong with it (aside from all the stickers I peeled and cleaned off of it) was a dead hard drive. Have one of my spare hdd's in it right now and have a new one (along with 2GB of ram) on order.

    The screen is perfect (beautiful!), wireless works great, cosmetically looks like new after a good cleaning. Been running a fresh install of Leopard for the last couple of days and has been rock solid.
     
  2. archesdevil macrumors 6502

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    Good find! Congrats!
     
  3. rfruth macrumors regular

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  4. The Hammer macrumors regular

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    It's like rescuing a dog from the pound, you will be rewarded with years of loyal service.:D
     
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  6. zackkmac macrumors 6502a

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    A little strange because back when I first considered an iMac, I remember leaving one of our other houses and driving by this landfill, and I imagined what it'd be like to find a white one out there somewhere. :p

    So I'm guessing when you turned it on, it had the blinking question mark/folder? If so the previous owner probably didn't have much knowledge on Macs, or didn't even bother looking up the fix.

    In any case, what an amazing find. :)
     
  7. 173080 macrumors 6502

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    That was the landfill server. Where will the garbage store its data now?
     
  8. Insulin Junkie macrumors 65816

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    xD
     
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