So I want to see if I can figure out what is wrong with my original iMac G5, and if fixable, finding a new use for it other than sitting in a box in my closet. I hope someone here can help. So I was one of the early adopters and picked up a rev A iMac G5 back in 2004. Within 6 months I regretted the purchase, but tried to make the best of it. I had the noisy fan issue, which after 3 attempts at repair through Apple I gave up. They kept telling me they did certain things and after repair it was within spec. After the last repair, the fans did seem to run less frequently, but we are talking a change from 97% of the time, to maybe 80%. So, in 2007 I gave up on it completely, and gave it to my in-laws. They were PC people and so the fans being on alot was normal to them. Well after they had it for about 6 months more issues started. It wouldn't go into sleep, if you tried to sleep it it would just turn it off, like a forced shutdown. So they started just leaving it up and running all the time. A few times when I would visit I would do some resets (NVRAM, PRAM) and boot to single user mode to run FSCK. The weird thing was in single user mode the fans would be automatically ramped up to full blast. It sounded like a jet was taking off. This would continue until after fsck completed and the machine rebooted. The it devolved into sometimes the computer not even wanting to turn on at all. At that point they decided to get a new Mac Mini, and we were able to transfer data. I then took the iMac home with the intention of erasing the hard drive and then recycling the computer, but I never got it booted again. When I plug it in I can hear a very faint ticking (electrical noise). This starts as soon as i plug it into the power outlet, and stops when I unplug it. Trying to power it up it does absolutely nothing. So this is the state of my old iMac. I now Apple had a repair extension program for these units for sleep and power issues, and likely this is what is going on, but the program was only for units within 2 years of purchase. Does anyone have any thoughts on what might be wrong and how much it might take to get it fixed out of warranty? Thanks in advance!