iMac G3 will not boot

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by SkyBell, Apr 8, 2009.

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    SkyBell

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    #1
    I've been putting this off for a while for some reason, but I figured I'd give it a shot.

    I like to boot up my 233 MHz iMac G3 and write some music in a program I have installed on it, which I usually do every few weeks.

    The last time I tried, which was a few weeks ago, it wouldn't do it. No power light on the front, no fan spinning up, nothing. But, I did notice a faint sound, sort of like a hissing noise coming from inside the computer.

    To me, this sounds like a blown capacitor, though I didn't know these machines were susceptable to that. But I'm no expert by far, and I would like to know what could be wrong with it, and what I could do, if anything to fix it.

    Thank you!
     
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    OrangeSVTguy

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    #2
    Could very well be the power supply. Time to retire the old thing or just pick up a faster iMac G3 for around $25 on craigslist :p.
     
  3. macrumors regular

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    Try unplugging it overnight. Worth a shot.
     
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    SkyBell

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    Eh, maybe if I have some spare cash sitting around. I was planning to get it running OS 9 at some point, but I guess those plans are on hold for now.
     
  5. macrumors newbie

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    I just upgraded a G3 Tray Loader to OS X 10.3.9. A week ago I new very little about Macs and now I know a lot more about the G3. The thread that discusses it is here. :D

    Forgot to add that I bought it for $5 on Ebay.
     

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