I just got (for free) an iMac G5 17". Appears to never been opened. Ram, hard drive, airport extreme card, optical etc all present. Upon booting, I get all 3 lights on the motherboard. Fans spin normally, hard drive spins normally etc.
I can very slight images on the screen. I also see widgets pop up and down when the key is pressed on the keyboard.
After inspection of the logic board, I can see 3 caps that are bulding, 1 of them is leaking. It has half K caps and half of the + caps.
Apple's knowledge base says the LCD is bad since all 3 lights are lit on the logic board but the LCD is dark. My inclination is the 3 bulging caps.
So my question is about installing new caps. Taking apart the iMac is not an issue. I have dismantled many, many Apple products. But soldering is a different story.
Is it possible to do, if a person has never soldered on a logic board before? Will I find the right kind of solder and gun at Ratty Shack?
What do you think, and if you have a good step by step website please post it.