E Mac not loading, need help please!

Discussion in 'iMac' started by angellove, Jan 15, 2009.

  1. angellove macrumors newbie

    Jan 15, 2009
    Hi, forgive my ignorance here! Although I've had my emac for five years now, since I had no problems with it and it did everything I needed it to (i.e. getting me through a graphic design degree and running indesign, photoshop and flash simultaneously) I've had no problems with it and therefore don't have a clue about its specifications!

    Before Christmas, as I was working on it, it suddenly froze and made a strange repeated beeping noise. I turned off the power and waited for a bit, turned it back on and expected everything to be okay. But nothing happened. The power light came on, but the screen stayed black and no noise to say it was loading up.

    Anyone hazard a guess as to what's happening? Tried it on a different plug socket but nothing again.

    Would be extremely grateful for any insights or advice.
  2. edgew8 macrumors regular


    Dec 8, 2008
    sounds like either the power supply has gone bad or the ram is bad.

    If you know a little about computers you can google what the beeps mean, they usually are indicators to tell you what is wrong

    you can make an appointment to have someone at the genius bar look at it


    you could buy a different eMac off ebay, they are going for only 129$ even for the faster models
  3. MacHappytjg macrumors 65816

    Mar 24, 2008
    if it beeps twice and the light flashes a few times its most likely ram, i wouldn't think its the power supply since it powers on and ive had bad ram before and does such a thing.
  4. fohawk17 macrumors regular


    Oct 17, 2008
    sounds like a ram issue. if you are not that technical i would suggest not replacing it yourself.

    but..... if you would like to i can walk you through it. post on here and i will write how. or you can prolly find a guide on google. ram is so cheap these days you can get quite a bit for little cash

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