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iMac G5 1058 power switch on logic board


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This iMac had two power problems:

 

1) the power button on the back plate gone

2) the power switch on the logic board de soldered.

 

I isolated the power button with insulated tape, re-soldered the switch and then soldered two wires from the brass pods (see pictures) and routed outside the case through the vented grille.

 

Now I can power the iMac by shorting the two wires.

 

This is a temporary solution because this iMac has also some random and rare video artifacts that are sign if a dying GPU.

 

Nice experiment though.

 

 

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