imac g3 wont start

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by defendbr00klyn, Jun 19, 2007.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jun 19, 2007
    i have an imac g3 everything was working fine until one day i left to go do something and when i came back and it was sleeping as usual, but when i moved the mouse to wake it up, but it shut off....i tried to turn it back on but the screen doesnt turn on and all i hear is the fan...SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME!!!
  2. Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    Disconnect all peripherals and try booting form the OS CDs by holding C.
  3. macrumors regular

    Dec 2, 2006
    Flying with American Airlines
    Does it chime? Mine did almost the same thing earlier today and I opened its casing and jiggled the motherboard a tad, re-assembled it, and everything was fine.
  4. macrumors 6502a


    Jan 10, 2007
    Rocket City, AL
    I guess everyone needs their motherboard jiggled every now and then:D

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