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Mac Specs: 13" MB 2.4ghz, 2gig ram, OS 10.7.5

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Originally Posted by Graveman2011 View Post
no its just the old mac operating system picture earlier than mac os x and then it flashes a question mark and back and forth and so on it does this with a harddrive in it and without one i think its the capacitors that went bad on the board but just wanted to be sure.
If you're getting the flashing question mark...that simply means there's no OS installed (or compatible OS installed) on the hard drive. Not very surprising if you've just installed a hard drive in it (since you said this iMac G5 had no HD when you got it). So you need to install the OS on this computer (probably OS 10.4 or 10.5)...to find out of the computer is fully functional or not.

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Originally Posted by Graveman2011 View Post
one capacitor is just buldgy the other has some gunk i think its completely bad!?
Need to install an OS onto that HD to know for sure if the capacitor(s) are the problem. But if they are leaky/bulging...a definite possibility.

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Originally Posted by Graveman2011 View Post
sucks but u know even if i cant fix someone will give me something for it someday
This is true...but the computer is losing value everyday it remains in your possession. If you wait long enough...it will be worth about $10-$20 bucks just like old iMac G3's!


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Originally Posted by Graveman2011 View Post
also i had a 27 inch model just like this one but with a 500gb harddrive and better everything and it came on and went to boot into mac os x from my cd and never could get it to do a complete install i bought it for 250 and i got 300 out of it i mean i have the other macs so was that bad to sell it ?
If you bought a 27" iMac for $250...it certainly had something wrong with it...or you got very very lucky & bought it from someone that was completely "clueless" as to it's value. I certainly would have gone over it with a "fine tooth comb" to be absolutely sure it didn't have something wrong with it that could have been fixed for a reasonable price...before I would have sold it.

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