Black screen of death

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by teamturbo, Jan 13, 2010.

  1. teamturbo macrumors member

    Jan 30, 2007
    My 2.16 (2006) 24" iMac seems to have a problem. The white light on the bottom right hand side stays on when the computer is turned on. Screen is black. No sound during start up. Fans spool up. I think I hear the hard drive.

    From the research I've done it's the logic board. It's obviously not under warranty. I don't plan on spending $100 for a diagnostic which leads me to the same conclusion.

    Quick question - is it possible that my internal battery has died and could lead to this problem? I plan on resetting my PRAM once I get a wired keyboard but I'm very doubtful that will do anything if the board is dead. If you have any suggestions or thoughts on a solution let me know. Logic boards for a 2.16 easily run for $350-550 on Ebay.
  2. Habitus macrumors 6502a


    Feb 26, 2009
    Where ever my life takes me...
    Sounds like a bad logic board, mate.

    Habitus :apple:
  3. John Doe 57 macrumors 65816

    John Doe 57

    Jan 26, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    Yep. Its a Logic Board failure. When I had mine replaced in my iMac, it would have costed about $700 to $900 - AppleCare Covered it. But this is the same situation that happened to me. The screen would be black and the light would be on. I did all kinds of resets but nothing worked.

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