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Harry PallenbergWorst Mac Day Ever... Fix or buy new....
by on Sep 5, 2006 at 10:22:13 pm

Ok - my personal Mac (dual 1.8 G5 PCI-X version) blew up--- logic board is done & gone.... apple care expired... by just about a month....
Apple store says a new logic boad installed is $1080. Curious about how many of you would pony up for the fix, or pony up more for a new mac pro... yes I'll have to buy more ram - guess I will not need another external sata card as the new mac will hold all my formerly external drives....

Anyone kwanna buy a G5 with a cooked logic board?

Oh and to top it off.... my work G5 start-up drive dies today too... at least thats cheap & easy... thanks god for backing-up.... but it was a pain to haul 2 G5's to the store...

Thanks for letting me vent... let me know if you want my hands of mac death to touch your machine...

Thanks,
Harry.

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Bob WoodheadRe: Worst Mac Day Ever... Fix or buy new....
by on Sep 5, 2006 at 10:38:16 pm

STAY AWAAAAYYYYYYYYY...... ;)

sorry to hear the woes, mate.


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Jeff CarpenterRe: Worst Mac Day Ever... Fix or buy new....
by on Sep 6, 2006 at 12:41:05 am

I'd at least check google to see if there are Mac repair shops near you. Give them a call and ask for a quote to fix it. Might as well get a 2nd opinion.

But yeah, if it's gonna be that much, just scrap it.

You can salvage the hard drives, at least, unless you're looking to fill the MacPro up with 2 TB and don't need your old drives.

I bet the RAM is worth something on E-Bay too. Check Crucial.com to see what it goes for new and judge from that on how much to charge for it.

As for the casing? Well, the Mac-Aquarium guys don't seem to have a G5 on their page yet...I bet you could really blow them away!

http://www.theapplecollection.com/Collection/MacAquarium/index.shtml

Or how about a mailbox?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/digitaldust/88847257/in/pool-tuawrigs/



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Simon Carlson-ThiesRe: Worst Mac Day Ever... Fix or buy new....
by on Sep 6, 2006 at 4:25:27 am

Did you look into just getting the logic board and installing it yourself... which is certainly not for everyone...


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Harry PallenbergRe: Worst Mac Day Ever... Fix or buy new....
by on Sep 6, 2006 at 8:29:28 pm

A local place in LA says they can do it for $675 - so I'm gong with them....

the fish tank is a good idea too, but the hole on the G5 make me think its more suited to a snake tank....

I guess I could try and actually make it into a cheese grater...

Thanks,
Harry.

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