[rescue] Rescued iMacs looking for input on repair

Andrew Weiss ajwdsp at cloud9.net
Wed May 5 11:31:45 CDT 2004

On May 5, 2004, at 10:52 AM, Thomas Gallaway wrote:

> Andrew Weiss wrote:
>> On May 5, 2004, at 10:21 AM, Thomas Gallaway wrote:
>>> I read that the 333 actually do not have the flyback issue. They  
>>> have  other parts. Also I can see
>>> the tube power kinda up (short flicker in the corners while the  
>>> short  period of it turning on).
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>> All iMacs from that period have a flyback issue.
>> 233, 333, and 400 DV, DV+, DV SE.  It's the most common age-related   
>> failure mode for an all-in-one unit.  Even eMacs have this issue over  
>>  time.
>> I've replaced over 80 of these boards from several quite disparate   
>> models and revisions.
>> Andrew
> So could I take the flyback out of the one that has the weird CRT  
> issues and put it onto the other one.
> The one with the issue is a slot mounted. The one with the tube issue  
> is a tray mounted one.
> -- Thomas
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Absolutely not.  The boards are an entirely different shape.  Even  
within models, you have to replace like for like because of tube used  
(LG, or whatever) and different revisions.

Unless you're talking about re-working the board on a sub-component  
level... then you'd be on your own.


and remember: a CRAY is the only computer
that runs an endless loop in just four hours ...  --Snarfed from a forum

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