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- So, I built a franken mac from a pair of dead Macs. One had a dead logic board, the other had a dead power supply. Or at leas...
- So, I have a dual 2.0GHz G5. The logic board died, so I'm looking to replace it. I've found one that has the same specs exact...
- As stated in the question. Is it physically compatible, or do they have different connectors?
- So I recently got a G5 iMac that suffers from the bad caps. Apple says they'll fix it for a cool $700... which I'm not intere...
- So, as Google will reveal, the PowerMac G3 B&W does not support harddrives larger than 128GB. However, with the help of a fri...
- I recently got my hands on a 1st generation iPhone that had been water damaged. Is there any way of testing the battery to se...
- Refer to the picture: Is there a place I can get just the contact points on the front bezel? The frame I have is apparently m...
- So, I believe my power supply is bad. I highly doubt Apple will replace it for free, so I want to know if it's possible for m...
- Recently, I've discovered that if I plug my power supply into the wall, the tip lights up for about 5 seconds, then slowly fa...
- I have an iPhone 3G that refuses to connect to the computer. I've taken it apart and replaced the dock connector, as that sho...
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- Yep, here's the manual for the 17" model, A1058 Clicky! If you don't have this model, the hard drive in this unit is still very easy to repair.
- Make sure ribbon #2 is plugged in the whole way. It could be it didn't snap in fully.
- Hmm... I've heard of this before. It could actually be that it is unrelated to your battery problem. Has the phone ever been water damaged? A buddy of mine had this problem after his old phone got dropped in a puddle. It could also be that when you replaced the battery, you accidentally shorted something somewhere. Are all the screws back in their places?
- The iMac G5 had some pretty major problems with bad capacitors. If you open up your iMac, look for little black cylinders on the board. Do any of them look like the ones in this picture? If there are any that are bulging out, that could be your problem. If you don't see any bulging caps, it could be that your power supply has blown, due to similar bad capacitors. You could look at replacing the power supply, but that can get expensive, and it comes with the risk of the new supply dying as well, due to the same problem. If you are really, really good with a soldering iron, you may be able to replace the capacitors yourself. Be advised that this is definitely an advanced project. Here's a good website for getting an overview of what you'd be getting yourself into: http://jimwarholic.com/2008/07/how-to-repair-apple-imac-g5.php I hope that helps!
- As Sarah suggested, it could be that the actual switch is broken. If you pop the back off, can you see a little black switch near the top right corner (top right when the iPod is laying on its face)? If so, is it broken? It could be that the little hold switch toggle itself got a bit bent out of shape; I've had that happen a couple times too. Just try to bend the pins VERY CAREFULLY back into place.
- Yeah, connector #1 is pretty funny. I find it helps line up the screen with the phone's internal frame before I plug it in. Also, it could be that the LCD itself died. It's pretty rare that the images show up without the backlight.
- The home button is interchangeable as far as I know, and the vibration motor should be compatible as well.
- That's a pretty typical problem that arises from water damage. It could be that the dock connector is fried and the rest of the phone is fine; but it could also be that the entire piece is on the fritz. Water damage is tricky to fix. I'd start with taking a look at the dock connector though.
- Yep, the battery is probably bad. Has the phone ever had any kind of water damage? If not, take it to the Apple Store; they should be able to replace it for free, as it will be under warranty still.
- Try following the guide that's been around for 2 years. :P
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Quote from khlae:
the b&w g3 supports up to 1gb pc100 ram.
Khale's right- my G3 currently has 1GB.