My G5 2.5Ghz, the one I bought in 2004 is officially dead. I brought it in, wouldn't boot, fans a'running like it was going to take off and fly.... Diagnosis-dead logic
board, which would be over $1000, throw in the cost of diagnosis and labour, and that'd be $1300, which I don't have..Guess it's trade in time ! I can't believe computers only last 4 years (if you're lucky) and to think what I bought that for Oh well, I guess Apple isn't immune to the wave of planned obsolesence the World over...Darn shame though
Anyone have any idea what a 2004 G5 (semi-living is worth??)
I am not sure Apple was RoHS compliant when your G5 was built but I suspect they were. You can expect a marked increase in early failures in consumer electronics in the future due to tin whiskers. Look at the photo gallery too.
This problem is so prevalent that there exist exemptions for some medical and military equipment and medical equipment is currently being reveiwed with the intention of removing the exemption.
Lets hear it for being green eh?
"I sometimes suspect that if mankind's nature turns out to have a fatal flaw, it will not be lack of compassion or excess of warmongering, but rather that we don't handle numbers all that well."
Sorry for your loss, but why would you think a dead dualie would have much trade-in value?
I can't believe computers only last 4 years (if you're lucky)
Um, what? "Computers" don't spontaneously quit after four years. Just yours did. Others mostly last longer, some lasted less long, a few died more-or-less around the same amount of time yours did. Most, of course, are just replaced after a few years, even though nothing was wrong with them. They just fall behind the march of technology.
Oh well, I guess Apple isn't immune to the wave of planned obsolesence the World over...Darn shame though
This has absolutely nothing to do with planned obsolescence. Do you even know what that term means?
yeah, well you may be right, and dondoucette may be right too (tin whiskers, I didn't even know the rascal was old enough to shave)..but consider this: My mom's G4 powerbook, for which she paid XX in 2003 has also failed, along with my G5. This is the first time we have ever had anything Mac fail..I don't know if it was planned or not, but it wasn't expected. My mom's old G3 pismo lappie and Quicksilver G4-still going
btw-- no, I will not be fixing this thing up. I just did a bathroom renovation and I don't have any money to spare. and the old ram doesn't work in the machine. Nice specs though- 8 cores, HD 2600 ati video card (for a bit extra, an nVidia 8800, a huge hard drive and a bunch of other stuff, and...space for two optical drives. I think the 8 core stuff is overkill, because I don't know of anything(apart from pro stuff) that uses more than 2--imagine if a game used 4 cores...even pc games use the 1 core....