Resolved Thinking of buying this iMac, screen not turning on?

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  1. davidg4781, Jul 1, 2013
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    davidg4781 macrumors 68000

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    I saw this on Criagslist...

    http://sanantonio.craigslist.org/sys/3901362353.html

    (I need to stay out of there, btw!)

    Anyway, any idea what could be wrong and what I should offer for it? I'm open for some minor repair works. He doesn't have any specifics on the machine, but I'm guessing it's an older one since it has the white remote.
     
  2. fig macrumors 6502a

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    I'd pass unless he's selling it dirt cheap. It could be something simple, could also be something really expensive.
     
  3. sedge macrumors newbie

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    burned out LCD? Has happened to my sister......
     
  4. Bear macrumors G3

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    I could be the display or the graphics board or both. If something els eis wrong with it, could be the logicboard.

    If it's really a 20" iMac, you're looking at an early 2009 system at the latest. If it's 21.5" it could be as new as mid 2011 and the remote could've been bought separately. The last iMac to bundle the remote was 2008.
     
  5. killerrobot macrumors 68020

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    If you plan on fixing it (assuming it's just a bad LCD), that part will probably cost around $200. Who knows what else is wrong with the mac though so my advice is to skip it and find something else that's in working condition.
     
  6. davidg4781 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yup, gonna pass. I was hoping this could be something like a wire that comes loose or something easy like that.
     

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