What to do with banged up motherboards

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by retta283, Apr 16, 2019.

  1. retta283 macrumors 6502a

    retta283

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    I got a lot of PowerPC Mac parts from my friend, a decent bit of motherboards. However a few of the boards are warped and one seems to have blown traces. One seems to have water damage as evidenced by rusting. Is there any parts that can be taken off or should I just recycle them?
     
  2. timidpimpin macrumors 6502

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    The capacitors are worth saving if it's pre-MDD G4 or pre-G5 hardware. Even though old... those are some of the most reliable capacitors ever made.

    Or... wall art! I would frame at least one board.
     
  3. retta283 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Would the caps on the water damaged board be ruined?. I'll try and remove what's not blown out
     
  4. timidpimpin macrumors 6502

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    As long as the water didn't get inside the capacitors they should be fine.
     

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