Ok, so just looking for an opinion, a friend of mine gave me an old iMac G5 that he said stopped working on him. Apparently the screen is ok but the logic board may have died. He took the hd, ram and airport card before he gave it to me. So my question is, for the sake of the environment, is it worth it to even try to resurrect this machine? I have a hard drive I could use but figure the ram will run me about $50. I don't care about the airport card. I'm gonna assume the logic board is expensive. What do you think, try to fix or send to recycling heaven? Or, is there any trade in value, or value in the parts? Any thoughts would be helpful!
Thanks guys, so I confirmed it, 5 bulging capacitors. Anyone know how much this may cost to fix? I've seen some web posts on the process. Sounds best left to a pro! So, computer is 7 years old + the mystery cost of the fix + about $50 buck for some ram + time invested + no guarantee it will work = I'm thinking not worth it to fix. Anyone think the screen, Power supply, Processor, fans, etc. worth any thing?
You might be best finding a working logic board instead, but then again how long will that one last?? I love to tinker with stuff but only if it's free and worth putting some effort into it. G5's were good but problematic.
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