Opening up a g3 iMac - HELP

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by sreedy, Oct 19, 2005.

  1. sreedy macrumors 6502a

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    People,

    I'm having issues with my g3 iMac, it won't start, and I think it might be down to the power supply.

    So I've opened it up, taken off the base and now I am stuck on how to get anyone of it off, anyone help?

    Steve
     

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  2. gwuMACaddict macrumors 68040

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    no help, but everytime someone tries to take one of those apart, it makes me think of the movie zoolander- hahaha
     
  3. Jigglelicious macrumors 6502

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    Check out the Apple Service Manuals on THIS site. They should come in handy, and thats what I used to take apart my iMac to replace the hard drive and get access to the motherboard to overclock it. Good luck!
     
  4. sreedy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Awesome that worked a treat!

    Now I just have to get testing the power to see where it's dead.... got the 3 volt LED on the board on so I have got some power at least!
     
  5. sreedy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Update

    hhhhmm I've opened it up and done some electrical trouble shooting and basically although I have power I am about 30% down on what I need. For example the hard drive is getting 9v instead of 12v which means it won't spin up..... I've connected it to a windows box and given it 12v and off it goes.

    Fuse is OK.... I have reset the PMU

    Anyone know why this could be/ got a bright idea?
     

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