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Old 11-15-2003, 07:16 PM   #1
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Well I've been MIA for a while now...I just found out how much it will be to fix my computer, and frankly I would rather get a new one. $300 to fix a 5 year old iMac doesn't seem reasonable, even though I had a ton of programs and memory...

It'* very possible I would be able to finance a G5. I'd like the Dual 2.0 GH one but they're so damn expensive. I figure I can get the 1.6 GH with the 80G HD and upgrade it. But my friend suggested I get a PC and build one myself. Only I know nothing about that. He'd help of course but I don't know if I should spend $1000 on a PC now, or just spend $300 to fix my current one and save up for a G5 later.

This is such a pain. I guess I'll be MIA for another long while until I can figure out what to do.
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Old 11-15-2003, 07:37 PM   #2
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tell us what'* wrong with it, we could propally help you to fix it for less
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Pete, Check out the Dell website then go to the Dell Factory outlet page. You can find good deals there on refurbished units. I got my Dim 8200 2.4 ghz there a little over two years ago and have never had a problem with it or my Dim 4550 either.
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Well the $300 to fix it was a rip-off. I know a power supply replacement is not that much. I'm checking on this with a friend who knows someone who fixes computers and I'm going to see if I can order the part this week and fix it myself.
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Apple parts are usually proprietary. Unlike PC parts which everyone and their sister makes these parts usually come from Apple and therefore a premium price.
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Check Ebay for the power supply. I got an old G3 if you wanna borrow it :P

Actually i know a great site for used/refurbed macs.

http://www.macofalltrades.com

Dude G4 cheap!
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