3472 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Sep 23, 2008 9:12 AM by Terry Jackson1
It is probably not too late to ask Apple to honor its Repair extension programs, your leaking capacitors are the main reasn the extension was issued. Call Apple Sweden and remind them of the warrant extension and see if they will help you.
So I am curious if you managed to replace the capacitors, and what the cost was. Does your iMac work now?
I have a 1st gen iMac G5 (17") and I have had the exact same problem with leaking capacitors for a long time. Computer function was very erratic, until it finally died when I tried to move data to my new iMac. The power supply died...
So now I have a dead iMac 1st gen with leaking capacitors and dead power supply.
BTW, my new iMac intel has died on me as well, but that one is under warranty. I will ask at the apple store about my iMac G5 when I give them the iMac Intel for repair.
Yes I did it and the computor seems to work fine only that the display has no background light. I can see very faint open windows if I look carefully. Before the iMac was totally dead.
To remove the old capacitors was a little tricky, but it's not so tight that you might damage something else with the soldering iron, but I recommend you to go to this link and read the article before you do anything. http://jimwarholic.com/labels/Apple.php
But it isn't really very difficult or expensive to do it. I paid 10:- kronor (SEK) a piece for the capacitors in an electronics store in Nykoping.
Anybody know how to fix the background light on an iMac G5 display?
That's also one of the reason's why you want to get the the MLB replaced.
As an ACMT, I can tell you that the issue is related to what we call a 560 issue
otherwise known as the iMac Repair Exchange Program. The capictors that
burst on the MLB pretty much trash the MLB, which also affects the connectors
to themain components, one being the LCD, which means that your
LCD Connecting port is blown and it isn't telling the LCD when and how to backlight.
The fact you are getting power to the LCD, and images, means that the LCD is ok.
But your MLB controllers are shot, I'd be surprised if the fans don't constantly run,
you often have disc access errrors from CD, etc.
no easy answer but I'd get the MLB replaced ASAP. Eventually you'll make the problem worse.
In any event, a qualified Apple Service Provider should only be charging you
out of warranty Labor and Part exchange price from Apple. I can't quote on
their Labor charges, but a Mother board exchange for an OOW bad MLB
is only $535 US.
YMMV, I'd shop around......