what to do with a bum iMac G5?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by thumb, Dec 15, 2008.

  1. thumb macrumors 6502

    May 8, 2005
    Hi all,

    my mother's G5 imac is slowly dying. It will not wake up from sleep at all (even hard reset won't work). Her local tech people say it is a faulty logic board. (and the cost of replacement wouldn't be worth it)

    She can still use it if it never sleeps, which she will do for a while.

    Can she buy a mini (or i give her mine) and use the imac monitor? She would rather spend as little as possible.

    Cheers, and thanks
  2. Schtumple macrumors 601


    Jun 13, 2007
    You can't use the iMac as a monitor sadly, you could take all the data off (put it on DVD or something), wipe the hard drive, and sell it as faulty on ebay, recoup some money that way and put that towards a monitor to go with the mini. :)
  3. drichards macrumors 6502a


    Nov 30, 2008
    She can't use the iMac as a monitor for the Mini. Sorry. :(
  4. nick9191 macrumors 68040

    Feb 17, 2008
    Yeah if you sell the dead iMac on ebay, you can use that money to pick up a cheap TFT. Its amazing what people will pay for a faulty Mac on there.

    You could always pick up an iMac G5 logic board, again from ebay and do it yourself. Thats the cheapest option if you know what you are doing.

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