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Old Aug 7th, 2008, 10:18 PM   #1
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Calling all G5 Imac owners

I bought my first Mac,(a 17" 1.8 gihz iMac G5 rev B) 3 and a half years ago and I'm still amazed at what a fine machine it is compared to the pc's I had till then. On the other hand,it's gone through one power supply and one optical drive in that time,both covered under warranty,the latter being Applecare.
Anyone else who owns a similar machine,or an Imac from late 2004, early 2005 have similar problems,or any problems at all? Anyone have their Imac completely die?
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Old Aug 7th, 2008, 10:22 PM   #2
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I just recently upgrade to my G5 iMac. Everything seems to be working fine. Touch wood. I had one issue but that was me installing a driver I should not have, novice Leopard user.
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Old Aug 7th, 2008, 10:29 PM   #3
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A lot of the iMac G5's were total garbage, and I replaced more logic boards in such models than I care to currently remember. The latest iMac G5 models (ALS+) were of better quality, but still were not fantastic in regards to reliability.
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Old Aug 7th, 2008, 11:11 PM   #4
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Power supply and mother board replaced thanks to Apple Care. No problems before or since that event.
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Old Aug 7th, 2008, 11:20 PM   #5
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I have a iMac G5 2.1GHz 20" with 1.5GB of RAM and I have never had a problem with it! :-) My 3 year applecare will end this December, so I am looking to sell it before then. Its time to move on up to a Intel Mac! LOL :-)
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Old Aug 7th, 2008, 11:23 PM   #6
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My applecare runs out in September 2008 for my 17" 2.0 GHz G5, I wonder if I should take it in to have a Genius just have a double check before the warranty runs out. It's been a great machine only thing replaced under warranty was the super drive about 6 months ago. Debating upgrading to Leopard, any thoughts?
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Old Aug 7th, 2008, 11:27 PM   #7
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I know of at least one that had a HD replaced after about 6 months. Needless to say the owner immediately bought AppleCare.
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I had an iMac G5 rev.b 2.0ghz machine. I had the power supply replaced under warranty and had to replace the hard drive after about 2 years. Last month, 2 months outside of the extended 3 year warranty, my video card went, requiring a complete logic board replacement.

Given a logic board will run me close to what a brand new Intel machine will cost, I'm opting to wait until September and order one of the new Macbooks that will be coming out.
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Old Aug 8th, 2008, 12:53 AM   #9
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I bought one of the first G5 imacs 20" the day they were released, must have been 4 years ago. In the first year I had to replace the logic board (because of that capacitor problem,) then the power supply went, the hard drive died, then finally the screen went wonky, and was replaced. All within the first 18 months. I was lucky because I have a Apple certified dealer just around the corner, and all the repairs went really quick. All covered by Applecare. Since then its been rock steady.
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Old Aug 8th, 2008, 11:47 AM   #10
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We have some at work running 24/7 none fried yet....

But I wonder if those having issues with power supplies have flakey power. Do you have anything on your power line such as a surge protector or better yet a UPS?

Although this feels like design issues from the number of reports......

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