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My 20" iMac iSight 2.1 GZ died and the repair center said, "Logic Board $800 please." Is there another solution?
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My 20" iMac iSight 2.1 GZ died and the repair center said, "Logic Board $800 please." Is there another solution?
If a certified repair center said the only option was a new logic board, then that is likely your only option.

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The other solution is to replace or repair it yourself. If you're capable and willing to do the job it would certainly save you money. The iFixit site specializes in do it yourself repairs and has step by step instructions for most repairs and part replacements including logic boards.

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Another alternative is to have the logic board repaired rather than replaced. There are several repair services that specialize in this type of work and guaranty results. Here's an example of one such place:

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My 20" iMac iSight 2.1 GZ died and the repair center said, "Logic Board $800 please." Is there another solution?
Depending what is damaged on a logic board they can be very difficult to repair. Some of the components are so small that you can end up doing more damage than good.

I know that $800 dollars is a lot of money...and to be honest, someone would have to be insane to pay for it...because a G5 20" 2.1ghz iMac isn't even worth $800!

For $849 you could get one of these:

Refurbished iMac 20-inch 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo - Apple Store (U.S.)

...a refurbished iMac 20" 2.4ghz Intel Core 2 Duo!

Another option would be to find a used G5 20" 2.1ghz iMac on e-Bay that has problems (but a good logic board)...that maybe you could pick up cheaply.

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It seems that I saw a post from a Mike Lafferty pertain to the repair of failed G5 logic boards. Does anyone know which post?

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Here is a link to Michael Lafferty of Synatech's Home Page. They have online chat:-

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