Apple has posted details of its
iMac G5 Repair Extension Program for Video and Power Issues. the program is intended as an outlet for consumers whose iMac G5 systems have had shown scrambled or distorted video, or don’t show any video or any evidence of power.
Specifically, the program is aimed at iMac G5 models that were sold approximately between September 2004 and June 2005, equipped with 1.6GHz and 1.8GHz G5 processors. According to Apple, serial number ranges of the affected computers include:
W8435xxxxxx – W8522xxxxxx
QP435xxxxxx – QP522xxxxxx
CK435xxxxxx – CK522xxxxxx
YD435xxxxxx – YD522xxxxxx
Apple advises iMac G5 users whose machines exhibit problems consistent with this repair program to bring their systems in to the Mac Genius Bar at their local Apple Retail store, or to an Apple-authorized service provider. Alternately, U.S. customers can call 800.225.2273 for further details. International customers are directed to visit Apple’s international contact list for the appropriate number.
This repair program does not extend the standard warranty coverage, according to Apple, so machines sold early in this batch are nearing the end of their twelve-month warranties — if you have not purchased AppleCare and have a system that is exhibiting these problems, you should get it looked at right away.