my imac started a strobe light show and burned out

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in Current Mac Hardware edited October 2015

I saved the hard drive but the imac was only four years old. 27 inch

 

Is this normal?

 

Can I sell it for parts?

 

Should I have it fixed?

 

The dealer said it would be abot $1300+

 

I see one for sale for $500 21 inch 4 years old

 

should I buy a PC?

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 3
    sphericspheric Posts: 1,764member
    Of course it's normal. All computers go into strobe mode after four years and require you to unlock them for $1300.

    :rolleyes:


    Did the technician tell you what exactly was wrong? $1300 seems like an awful lot for any kind of repair on an iMac.
  • Reply 2 of 3
    I should pick the shell of the computer up this week and find out what caused it to crash.

    I paid so much it I thought I would get a good 10 years out of it

    My original Mac with floppy disks still works go figure
  • Reply 3 of 3
    sphericspheric Posts: 1,764member

    So does mine - an old Mac SE, from ca. 1990. 

     

    My late 1999 iMac DV still works, too. As does my early 2007 MacBook. And my 2008 24" iMac. 

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