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|iMac G5 17" Model A1058||
|iMac G5 20" Model A1076||
|Mac mini (PowerPC)||
Our 17" IMAC G5 (2005) had been dying a slow death. First the sleep function failed, then it periodically wouldn't start. The question - was it time for a new MAC?
After diagnosing (correctly, yeah!) that the problem was the power supply, we decided that it was worth repairing the IMAC and keeping it another two years. I ordered the parts from ifixit, they came the next day, I followed their instructions and it all worked! The IMAC works beautufully. While I was inside, I doubled the RAM to 1GB. Since RAM is cheap now, that seemed a good investment.
I was so happy with the repair, I went out and bought more RAM for my Windows laptop. Wish I had ifixit instructions for the PC!
Apple mac G5 knew it was a bad RAM board, removed bad board and computer limped along. replacement came in a day. easy to install. works great. Now that my computer works great, iFixit is in bookmarks.
dump the PC and buy Apple.