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A free Mac is the best kind of Mac!

Congrats on the luck, and the knowledge to bring it back to life.
    
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You're good with fixing stuff but how did you know the blown caps were the only problem? I mean was it hard to notice?
Well first off I am an apple tech for a school district so I know what goes wrong with mac's pretty well and what to do to fix them. Usually in this case at work we would have replaced the logic board. I did not want to do that so I looked at the board and there were 2 caps on it that were leaking brown fluid. That is always the sign of blown caps. The caps were free so I took the chance replacing them and sure enough that fixed it!
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I would personally keep it and just use it as another computer. You can learn alot from it so that when you need to work on a mac you know what you are doing.

EDIT: never mind just saw your post about an apple tech.

I agree that using it for an audio center would be good too.
Edited by thrasherht - 6/5/11 at 8:32pm
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If you want to sell it hit me up!
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That is pretty sweet, but I got a 15" MacBook Pro 2006 for free.

2.6Ghz C2D
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250GB drive (upgraded to 500GB)
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The G5 is my favorite space heater. Awesome score on the imac.
I still have my G3 Wallstreet that I boot up every now and then to get a headache.
I love the Power PC systems, but they are always a headache.
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Originally Posted by Lord Xeb View Post
That is pretty sweet, but I got a 15" MacBook Pro 2006 for free.

2.6Ghz C2D
4GB of ram
250GB drive (upgraded to 500GB)
8600m GT
Who'd you have to hold up for that bargain?
Edited by The Mad Mule - 6/6/11 at 12:08am
    
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Great Success!!!
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Who'd you have to hold up for that bargain?
^^ lol this
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Epic deal. I was excited when I got an 8400GS for $15 shipped. This is epic, and a very pretty machine to boot!
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