Need Help Fixing Computer at work

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by beetlejuice, Jan 17, 2007.

  1. beetlejuice macrumors newbie

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    I just degaussed the screen on an old powermac g4 and now the computer will not start up, it appears dead. I am at work and need advice.thanks
     
  2. shu82 macrumors 6502a

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    Ouch, you might have nuked the hard drive. Isn't that tool just a big circular magnet? Best of luck, hopefully you just blew a fuse, try plugging it in somewhere else and hooking it up to a different monitor.
     
  3. smurfjammer macrumors 6502a

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    Tool or Software?

    Did you do it with a tool or through a software application?
     
  4. beetlejuice thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I used the software application in system prefrences and after I clicked the button the whole thing powered off like someone unplugged. Now it wont even start up like it isnt plugged in or something. (of course it is plugged in) I am prettty sure it is dead. :( I just hope my bosses dont mind too much
     
  5. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    So it acts as if there is no power at all? Try resetting the PMU?
     
  6. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    1. Reset PMU
    2. Replace PRAM battery

    Degaussing the monitor shouldn't effect anything else.
     
  7. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    Yeah the monitor should be shielded so it should not kill the machine....
     

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