Problem w/eMac 1.25GHz Shutting Down

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by micvog, May 30, 2005.

  1. macrumors 6502


    Sep 10, 2003
    I have a 1.25GHz eMac (combo drive variant) that frequently shuts down seconds after being turned on. When it does boot, it goes to the Open Firmware screen. Occasionally, when first turning it on, the power light will flash a number of times and it will emit a "fog-horn" blare before getting to the normal start-up chime.

    This is the first problem I had with the computer since purchasing it last fall for my Grandfather.

    I have reset the PRAM a number of times, as well as "reset-NVRAM" and "reset-all" from Open Firmware.

    Are there are any other suggestions before I take it to the local Apple Store (it is under warranty).

    The eMac is currently running 10.3.8 although I was going to upgrade it to Tiger.
  2. macrumors member

    Apr 27, 2005
    How well does it boot from the combo drive?
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502


    Sep 10, 2003
    Thanks berol for the reply. I couldn't get it to boot from the CD - it would usually turn off before then. However, after posting, I noticed that the power button the side of the eMac wasn't releasing fully. With some careful manipulation, the power button now fully releases and the eMac is working again and has passed the hardware test. My theory is that essentially the eMac was thinking it was suppose to turn off right after turning on due to the stuck power button.

    I guess this goes in the "stupid user" column. :eek:

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