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macgeek77
Jul 1, 2007, 09:41 PM
I recently got a Powermac G4.However, I plugged it in and when I press the power button, nothing happens. Could it be I have a bad power supply? Is there anything else that could be going on? Thanks.



CanadaRAM
Jul 1, 2007, 09:46 PM
I recently got a Powermac G4.However, I plugged it in and when I press the power button, nothing happens. Could it be I have a bad power supply? Is there anything else that could be going on? Thanks.

Before panicking, replace the PRAM battery.

It is a 1/2AA 3.6 V Lithium cell, and it should be available from Radio Shack or Apple dealers. about $8 - $10

These need replacing every 3 - 5 years. More often if the machine has been unplugged and unused.

dartzorichalcos
Jul 1, 2007, 09:47 PM
Maybe this (http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=300552) article will help.