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    Logic Board or Processor Issue?
    Hello,

    I currently have a Mac G5 and was having a few problems with my boot up. Unfortunately, the screen was getting stuck at the logo screen and would not take any commands when entered manually as well.

    I took my Mac into a repair shop and they are stating that either my Logic Board or Processor has went bad. However, they are advising me that I need to purchase both of them, for a grand total of $1500 with a $500 installation.

    Wouldn't a repair shop be able to determine whether a Logic Board or Processor was the problem instead of having me purchase both?

    Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacUser407 View Post
    Hello,

    I currently have a Mac G5 and was having a few problems with my boot up. Unfortunately, the screen was getting stuck at the logo screen and would not take any commands when entered manually as well.

    I took my Mac into a repair shop and they are stating that either my Logic Board or Processor has went bad. However, they are advising me that I need to purchase both of them, for a grand total of $1500 with a $500 installation.

    Wouldn't a repair shop be able to determine whether a Logic Board or Processor was the problem instead of having me purchase both?

    Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
    I don't know what repair shop you went to, but that's ridiculous. You can buy a new iMac G5 for a fraction of that price. Or better yet, invest in a brand new Intel Mac.

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    Yes $1500 to fix what probably is a 5-6 year-old computer is insane...especially when you can buy a brand new (and MUCH more capable computer) for less.

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    Sounds like a hard drive issue to me. Did you try and boot from the install DVD OSX disc,...thats what I would have done first.

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