2 Replies Latest reply: Mar 26, 2010 10:33 AM by spudnuty
davidw Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
Looking for helpful opinions and recommendations.

I have an iMac G5 Power PC with 2 gbs of RAM (pre-iSight) that recently crapped out on me with the the dreaded Error 36 Kernel Panic when trying to boot up.

I took the machine to MacAuthority for repair. The technician said it was bad news. The problem is a capacitor had leaked on the logic board. It would be possible to replace the logic board (for what I believe was in the neighborhood of $500) but he recommended I not do it. His reasons were that:

1.this machine would never be able to be upgraded from Tiger
2. the new logic board would only have a 90 day warranty. Something else could go wrong with the aging machine causing to spend even more in repair than the machine is worth.

Since I used the iMac G5 for business, I went ahead and replaced it with a new iMac 27" with an i7 processor and 8 gbs of RAM, but my question is what to do with the old iMac G5?

I see my alternatives as:

1. Sell off the iMac piece-meal (sticks of RAM, super drive etc) and recycle the rest. If so, what parts can be removed and sold separately?
2. Seek a cheaper way to repair the machine. Any ideas how to do that?

Appreciate any input.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.2), 17 Processor; 8 gigs RAM