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    Default Computer Kept Freezing/Repair Options

    Hi,
    I have a relatively old G4. I took it to a mac repair facility here in NYC. It is too expensive for me to justify them fixing it. Do you think it is possible for me to make these repairs myself? I am a virtual neophyte, but the only alternative is exploring the possibility of doing it myself.
    They want to charge me almost $500 to replace: "Board, Logic, & Multiprocessor Module, 1 GHz, Dual Processor".
    I have already been charged $220 to replace "Power Supply, 340 W, Non-PFC."

    Below is a transcription from the SRO I got from the repair facility:
    Problem Description from me: It kept freezing after only a few minutes, then a message would come on screen telling me I needed to restart my computer. I thought I would reinstall the OS via CD, but it froze inn the middle of that and now it just makes a high-pitched series of beeps when I try to restart it and then acts like it wants to restart showing my old screen (with all of the same icons), but it then switches to just a blue screen. It then freezes at some point.
    Further comments from repair: Customer also brought bootable drive (made in SuperDuper). Internal drives are setup as RAID 09.
    Work done by repair so far: Replaced power supply. Computers turns on, chimes loads OSX and gets kernel panic. Booted off external boot drive. Powermac booted to desktop. While running disk utility powermac froze. Ran hardware test. Failed CPU and logic board. Replaced logic board. Replace processor.
    Notes from repair: Power mac turns on but it shuts down right away. Reset PMU. Powermac turns on, chimes but turns off. Checked for trikle. Pin 9 does not read 5V as it should. Replace power supply to continue triage.

    I look forward to your comments.
    Last edited by trebor2008; 06-07-2008 at 06:01 AM. Reason: Forgot to put in what was wrong

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