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Oct 26

Category: Apple

Rust In Peace, Good Buddy.After nearly five brutal years of service… it looks like my trusty ol’ PPC 20″ iMac G5 has kicked the bucket. I took it into the Apple Store after it failed to boot several times in a row. It would power on, but wouldn’t ‘chime’, and would rest on a dark gray screen to no avail. It turns out that iMacs have a recurring issue with capacitor caps on the logic board bulging and/or bursting – causing the board to fail. I have a strong sentimental attachment to this machine – because I edited Slide America in it’s entirety on it. I worked this machine harder than I’ve worked any other computer – it definitely had a GREAT run.When I took this machine in, I also took two other 17″ iMacs that David Adams kindly gave me during his office’s liquidation of old computers. They wouldn’t boot either. What I find VERY strange – is that both of these machines had the exact same issue. What are the odds that 3/3 iMacs that I have failed because of the same faulty capacitors?I did some research, and may try and buy new caps and replace all the old ones – seeing as a new logic board will end up running me the cost of a new machine after parts and labor. This is the first hardware issue I have had with Apple computers in my career. Hopefully… it will be the last.

6 comments

  • Blevins

    Oh man, gotta love cheap Japanese caps! I’ve fixed a ton of computer moniters with this same problem. The caps cost less than $10 with shipping. Eazy pezy fix if you don’t break a board!

  • Blevins
  • http://www.andysapp.com Andy Sapp

    Sweet! That is the site I was looking at for info on how to fix it. A buddy of mine might help me with it – I have zero electronics experience.
    :D

  • misslieze

    That’s awsome and sad at the same time. :)

  • Blevins

    Make Struka do it, he probably owes you money anyway,,,,,

  • http://jerseystreets.tv Brian Casse

    Good to know that the Mac lasted a while. Mine is starting to act a little funny as of late.

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