PowerMac G3 Broken

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  1. TESEV
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    TESEV

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    I have a blue & white PowerMac G3 (350Mhz) that has suddenly decided that it doesn't want to start up. I push the power button on the keyboard or the case itself and it does not make a sound, as if it weren't plugged in (and yes, i checked all connections). This leads me to believe that the power supply may be to fault, but I don't know how to check. Suggestions?
     
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    I'd try reseting it using the onboard button the logic board. It's a toggle right next to the PRAM battery. After that try booting it without the PRAM battery itself.

    Does the power button light up?
     
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    Done. No effect.

    Nope, and it doesn't make the startup chime and I don't hear anything. As if it were unplugged.
     
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    A view things you want to check..

    Hi,

    first thing, check your power outlet. Check if someting else runs on it like your vaccum cleaner, maybe your powerbraker/Fuse is out.
    Second, who was on your mac last time. Maybe someone runs a joke on you.
    Check the power supply. Maybe there is a small fuse inside thats gone. (Did you have a lightning strike lately?)

    Can you detect a burning smell close to the power supply once you open the mac?
     
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    Does the sleep light stay a solid green or orange?

    Some older PowerBooks would get GLOD (Green Light Of Death, a pun off Blue Screen Of Death) which often meant that was the end of that PowerBook.
     
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    The monitor works fine. I've switched the plugs around and they all appear to work.

    Um, does the power supply on the G3 have a fuse?

    No, not really.

    Tis a PowerMAC... and no lights turn on.
     
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    Oh oops I misread that...
     

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