Is my eMac dying? Can I save it?

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Is my eMac dying? Can I save it?

I have an eMac (1.2MHz, 512Mb RAM, 40Gig drive) which I have used solidly since I acquired it new in August 2004.

It has during its life only crashed once completely. However, three weeks ago, this has changed and the computer now freezes up on a regular basis (usually when the minimised Dock pops up, or when the 'attach file' thing appears. But otherwise there is no pattern to the crashes, and I need to hard rest afterwards). About four times a day. I have reinstalled the OS X, to no avail. The Disc Utility never picks up any damage to the hard disc. I can't think of what else could be the problem with the computer.

Ideally I need it repaired as I need it for my own business, and can't afford to get a new Mac at the moment. Any suggestions?

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Oh, and another, albeit an in

Oh, and another, albeit an infrequent one is that there are 'glitches' to the display picture sometimes (since the last three weeks or so).

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I know someone that has had t

I know someone that has had that problem and when they took it to the apple store they said a bunch of people that have come in with that same problem. If you haven't already fallen asleep the logic board needs to be replaced.

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Apple has an REP ...

Apple has an REP (repair extension program) to cover this issue -- but HURRY. The REP covers the machine for 3 years after the purchase date. If you bought in August of '04, you're past 3 years but you *might* be able to get an extension or a CS code.

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Could be a bad RAM module.

Could be a bad RAM module.

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I'm in the UK and not near an

I'm in the UK and not near any Apple Stores - is there anything I can do? Is it economically worth repairing a logic board? I'd rather go back to pen and paper than use a cheap PC.

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Re: I'm in the UK and not near an

Is it economically worth repairing a logic board? I'd rather go back to pen and paper than use a cheap PC.

Burn! haha

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what is the closest Apple sto

what is the closest Apple store close to you, i would call them and ask them what can be done about it. and try to get there.

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