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Blown PSU puts wife into bad mood - iFixIt saves the day

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iMac G5 20" Model A1145

iMac G5 20" Model A1145 Power Supply Replacement

iMac G5 20" Model A1145 Power Supply Replacement


Meu Problema

iMac G5 lives in the bedroom as it's so quiet. Angela, my lovely wife, watches TV series on it. She's in the middle of NCIS Season 09 when things go horribly wrong, weird buzzes followed by a loud pop and total lack of power.

PSU blown up.

This is a disaster - she needs to know how the season ended.

New PSU ordered from iFixit, delivered 3 days later, which is excellent considering it made its way to the UK.

Installed. Power restored. Last few episodes of NCIS can be watched and wife is happy once more. Happy wife = nice life :)

Minha Solução

Fine. No problems at all.

Meu Conselho

A magnetic screwdriver is invaluable for screwing the screen back in for the reassembly. I didn't have one so it took me 10 minutes instead of 20 seconds to get the all 4 screws back in and tightened up.

iMac G5/Intel Power Supply Imagem
iMac G5/Intel Power Supply


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