My logic board is damaged. Now What?
First time asking here at IFIXIT.
Last week, my late 2012 iMac's fan started spinning like crazy after power off, which, after some reading, didn't sound too good. I took it to my local Apple support, and a couple days later the news came, and they weren't good at all. The problem was, in fact, a defective logic board. The replacement is 787€ (aprox. 898$). Way too much for a computer with almost 4 years. Because I need it so much for work, I went ahead and bought a new 4K 21,5 version.
Now, the old machine is working just fine, apart from the fact that the fan spins at full speed after power off. According to the tech guys at the Apple store, this is caused by a defective logic board, but I'm not sure exactly when the "problem" will kick in. Again, at this very moment, the computer is running perfectly.
It appears I have two options, sell it really cheap for parts, or just keep it. If I do keep it, is there anything I can use it for, regardless of the defective logic board? Could I, for example, use it as a secondary display? Or will the logic board issue cause the machine to break at some point and I can't even use it for that purpose?
Please bear with me, I'm not that good with all this, and I'm just trying to learn a bit and maybe use the old machie for something.
All input is much welcome!
Thank you so much,
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