Another iMac G3 that wont boot.

Isaac_Coker

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jan 5, 2019
10
1
So I recently received a 2001 Blue Dalmatian G3 and it was working great until today. I can tell that this is a motherboard problem as I swapped the motherboard from another G3 into it and BOOM, working mac. What its doing (or lack thereof) is when I push the power button the CRT coil turns on and thats about it. No startup sound and No HDD activity. I would just buy another motherboard but this is the second G3 I've had with this same exact problem and I want to fix it. I've even thrown multiple new batteries at it to no avail. Anybody got any ideas?
 

Isaac_Coker

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jan 5, 2019
10
1
Okay, We have some good news, Today I took everything out down to the metal divider in the middle of the mac and re assembled it and it booted right up! I guess this time it was just a loose connection. Only if I got that lucky with my 700Mhz G3 :(