iMac G4 with odd power problem

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Drag'nGT, Jan 15, 2010.

  1. macrumors 68000


    Sep 20, 2008
    Holly Springs, NC
    Okay, so my G4 has had an issue where if I moved the power cord the computer would turn off. I figured it was a solder point issue that occurred due to the weight of the power cord hanging off of it for the past 5+ years. I fixed something to take the stress off.

    Well, as of yesterday it won't come on at all. I have messed with the cord hoping it was loose or something and that didn't work. I got the thing apart today and I don't see any loose electrical connection that I can place the blame on... So I'm stuck. I'm not taking it to be repaired until I know what it is that's causing the problem. Or at least what I can point to and say it's this or that because I know it's not this etc... I've heard about a battery on the logic board that dies and can cause this issue. If that's the case where is it at?

    Anyone care to lend a hand? :D This is my kitchen cookbook and iTunes player so I don't wanna loose it. :p
  2. macrumors 68040


    Dec 7, 2009

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