So I sold my G5 on ebay and during shipping, one of the drives slid out and broke the pins/cable. I called the Apple store and it was around $140 for the cable and labor.
The purchaser lives in NJ so he took it to the store there. I called them today to find out whats what, and they said well, the drive connector broke around the cable, so the cable is fine. Maximum $70 fee. Then they called me back and said that they are not set up to have a remote person pay for repairs, and since all they did was test both cables, they’d waive any repair fees.