emac won't start. Fan comes on for a second and then nothing

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by ollietye, Jan 15, 2005.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jan 15, 2005
    I have an emac which is of the old type (not with ATI graphics). I have been given this computer as the previous owner gave up trying to make it work. When the power button is pressed the fan comes on and the screen audibly comes alive and then the fan stops and there is nothing. If anyone has any ideas on how to fix this problem it would be most appreciated. I have reset the pmu chip and have checked the battery.
  2. macrumors 6502

    Jul 7, 2003
    What are the specs on the machine? (Processor, RAM, HD, optical drive, etc.)

    If it has nice specs, and I think it's probably at least "decent," I'd suggest getting it looked at and repaired. To you, it's probably worth somewhere in the $500 range if it's an older model. You might not be able to sell it for that price, but I would guess it's worth that much to you, dependent on the specs of course.
  3. MP2
    macrumors member

    Jan 15, 2005
    i would narrow my guess down the power supply or motherboard.

    do you get any kind of image on the screen at startup?

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