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Friday, September 28, 2012

Broken IMac Needs to Find a Home

It was over a year ago, we were donated an extremely nice IMac but upon inspection by the guy who does our complex electronic repairs, the Nvidia chip within the machine is burned out.

Not a problem, right?  "Just order the new chip" our guy says and he will solder it in and we can get this 27" beauty in the home of a kid that normally could not afford a computer.

Uh, not so easily done.  Like all Apple/Mac components, this one RIDICLIOUSLY priced.  The least we can find it for is 170.00.  

We try our best not to come to the community to ask for things like this, but with Christmas coming up and an assured huge demand for computers, we need to place every one we have stocked, and maybe a couple more.

If you can give us a hand in getting this computer up and running, I would surely appreciate it.  We will not collect any more money than necessary in order to get this fixed.  If able to help, contact me by clicking the "contact us" link at the top left of this page and I can give you donation instructions.  If we have raised enough to repair the IMac, we can let you know then.

As always, thank you for helping us do what we do.

All-Righty Then...


pjz said...

Is there a vidcard that uses the same chip? maybe you can find or salvage one and move it over?

Unknown said...


unfortunately no. That was the first thing Eric thought of and upon inspection, the motherboard will only accept the chip manufactured for that board. Typical Apple behavior...our way or go without.

Anonymous said...

Can you put a mini-pc inside and just use the peripherals?

Unknown said...

Looking at the picture of this computer, where would you suggest I insert a mini-PC? The computer is located in the screen.