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Date: Thu, 31 Mar 2005 02:36:50 GMT
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Subject: Re: Warranty Issues; Follow-up: 8124307
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Customer First Name : Thomas R.
Customer Last Name : Johnson
email : tjohnson
Web Order # :
Support Subject : Warranty Issues
Sub Issue : Incorrect DOP
Comments : My G5 iMac replaced midplane has failed - order# 95896/case# 44807577/Ser# W84394D5PP8 purchased 10/8/04 - still under warranty.
The System Log shows the same "Graphic Chip Error!"
I ran the Hardware Test CD/Quick Test and received the same video error = 2NVD/1/4:2103.
I then ran the Extended Test and it got to the Logic Board test then reported = Logic Board Error 2GMC/4/15:built-in. The test stopped at this point.
The computer will not restart. I shut it down.
On restart I cannot enter into the Single User Mode to do a fsck - fy test.
The Apple logo screen comes up with the "video jiggles" plus two one-quarter inch vertical bars along the left side of the monitor. After two minutes the fans go to max speed. I shut down the computer and now it will not start up.
I opened up the computer and found capacitors C1009 & C5009 bulging and leaking.
Capacitors C1008, C2208, C2209, C3317, C3332 & C5008 are bulging at the top.
I plugged in a power cord and only got a light for the number one - the other three lights were out. I attempted to startup the computer but it is dead.
The capacitors are manufactured by Nichicon and have an "X" on the top.
I have always had the computer connected to an APC Smart UPS-1000.
Please advise on my course of action to get this computer repaired again !
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Serial Number: W84394D5PP8