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So I was working at a friend's computer shop and a G5 iMac came in for recycle. It had distorted video and would not boot.



I proceeded to pull the back off and saw that it had 2 blown caps on the Logic Board. Went through the junk drawer at the store and found the matching caps. Installed them and to my amazement!!!

Great Success!!!

It has no DVD drive so I have my macbook target booted and running the install DVD!



This is a PPC G5 1.8 Ghz 2GB of ram, 300GB HDD. Now it's getting 10.5.8 Leopard as we speak!

What do you guys think?! For free?!

Oh and any idea what is it worth?
Edited by killeraxemannic - 6/7/11 at 1:46pm
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For free? Heck ya.
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post #3 of 43
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blostorm View Post
Mac

No thanks.
FREEEEE??#?!?!?!?!
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post #4 of 43
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Originally Posted by LuminatX View Post
not even for free lol.
unless for resale I suppose.
Such a narrow-minded view.
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post #5 of 43
Forget the Mac haters, your lucky! And I don't see why people Hate Mac's. Got my Macbook Pro 13 inch for $900 and I love it, particularly because of the 7-8 hour battery life with Wi-fi on and surfing the internet. iMovie and Garageband are also apps I use almost every day now

And yes, I know Mac's are horrible for gaming, but that's why I have a desktop
post #6 of 43
I guarantee you can sell it on Craigslist. Anything Mac has an awesome resale value. If you keep Snow Leopard on it I bet you could get about $300.
    
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post #7 of 43
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For free? Heck ya.
this
install arch or something
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Thread Starter 
Quote:
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this
install arch or something
Does Arch support PPC?
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post #9 of 43
Mac is great as long as u don't want to game on them.

90% of graphic designers use Mac over Win as it can be alot smother (well is aust any way)

check out the apple website for a rough price

hope that helps
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post #10 of 43
Quote:
Originally Posted by killeraxemannic View Post
Does Arch support PPC?
yup
so dose fedora gentoo and deb.
I have an old but moded g3 my self
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