iMac G5 interiorFollowing a recent eBay purchase of a 2005 Apple iMac G5 rev 1 – which I expected to receive as a “damaged” piece of kit “for spares or repair” – I prepped myself to pickup a brand new soldering iron and researched prices of capacitors.

The computer was sold as damaged citing problems with the display – however upon opening the rear panel, I discovered that every single capacitor was fine!

So began a crawl of the World Wide Web which took in the insane as well as the more practical (and sensible) fix of taping up some coins and mounting them inside the iMac, between the processor shielding and the back panel.

Closing the computer adds pressure to the CPU – and with a bit of heat from the processor after it gets going, the on screen display glitch is all but gone!