My old iMac looks like new but.. the graphics/video card is failing.. Sometimes it works but mostly it doesn't. I get Pink Lines down the screen. I read onto internet that its the Video/Graphics card. Real shame to throw it away... I really want to pass it onto my little girl to use but.. finding a replacement ATI Radeon HD 4850 512MB video/graphics card is hard and some want heap of $$ for them..
My iMac is early 2009, 24'', 2.93 Processor core 2 Guo.. The reviews on the Radeon are very good, and its no wonder since my old iMac is just over 6 years old..
Does anyone know the best place to buy a new Graphics card from... The Mac repair place said it will cost about $89 to put it in if I can get one.. They apparently cannot since they have to buy their parts from Apple and Apple do not supply this part anymore...
mediavets wrote:Oh... further research reveals that of course the part used in the iMac is completely non-standard and hence unique to the iMac and hence absurdly expensive:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-661-5315- ... 4636847aa7
Destiny wrote:Thats is what I mean.. Very expensive and there are so many on eBay its confusion... I already tried to find.. So I posted here instead... For those in the know..
klausesser wrote:Destiny wrote:Thats is what I mean.. Very expensive and there are so many on eBay its confusion... I already tried to find.. So I posted here instead... For those in the know..
"Those in the know" usually know where to look :
https://de.ifixit.com/Guide/iMac+Intel+ ... ment/13765
Destiny wrote:... Already seen that web site.. I need the replacement part, not a DIY on how to fix it.. The Mac guy will do that..
mediavets wrote:That's a good guide for the bold DIYer.
But the cost of a replacement graphics subsystem is so high one wonders whether it's worthwhile for an iMac of that age?
Destiny wrote:Well... It will cost $85 to have the Video Card installed by the Apple approved shop.. But its finding an affordable replacement which is key. I will not send hundreds on one. Real shame.. The iMac hasn't a scratch on it... It looks new still.... Not sure what to do about it...
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