what should I do with a 2011 27" iMac with faulty logic board? fix it, sell it as is or break it up?

madeirabhoy

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loved my 2011 iMac, but sadly it went in for repair twice, the first being successful. I had the faulty graphics card plus at the same time a failed screen, not sure which caused which, but apple picked up the bill. sadly a year or so later it started randomly restarting (weirdly I could normally stop this by opening civ vi as quick as I could and it would take me maybe 10 failed attempts (the machine restarting before I got civ vi opened with a game running) but when I could the machine would stay on for days..


anyway I digress. so last year I took it in and apple looked at it and told me it was the logic board. advice was it wasnt worth repairing, so I bought a 2017 model and am happy with it.

the old machine is just sitting there gathering dust and I don't know what to do with it. I could just stick it on eBay saying 'faulty logic board good for parts'. or I could pull the fairly brand new graphics card out of it and also the screen and sell them separately as they are less than a year old. or is it worth fixing?
 

chscag

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I would sell the good parts - the graphic card and the display separately. You'll get more for those parts than if you sold it as a 2011 iMac with a faulty logic board.
 
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madeirabhoy

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I would sell the good parts - the graphic card and the display separately. You'll get more for those parts than if you sold it as a 2011 iMac with a faulty logic board.
thanks are there any guides on how to get everything out of it?
 

Expobill

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keep it, i have a imac G4 i might repair for fun one of these days, i'm not going to chop it into little pieces,
 

AppleHaterLover

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You could get a new logic board and leave the Mac in the living room. I'm sure you could find some use for it (watching cooking how-tos?)

Or you could make a YouTube video shooting at it with an AK-47.

Or a drop test.