Early intel iMac won't turn on!

Discussion in 'iMac' started by MrT8064, Aug 23, 2010.

  1. MrT8064 macrumors 6502a

    MrT8064

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    #1
    Hi,
    I am asking on behalf of my mum, who's 17" first gen intel iMac won't turn on.

    I have tried removing/re-installing the RAM, and using a different power cable.

    When i push the power button, absolutely nothing happens

    Please help!!
     
  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4

    flopticalcube

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    #2
    Go through the steps outlined in the link in my sig.

    SMC reset:
    1. Shut down the computer.
    2. Unplug the computer's power cord.
    3. Press and hold the power button for 5 seconds.
    4. Release the power button.
    5. Attach the computers power cable.
    6. Press the power button to turn on the computer.
     
  3. MrT8064 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    MrT8064

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    #3
    Hi, Thanks so much for the quick response. Sadly this did not work.
    The iMac doesn't even make a noise :(

    If you have any other ideas that'd be great
     
  4. Hellhammer Moderator

    Hellhammer

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    #4
    Seems to be a dead logic board or power supply. Not much that can be done, you could take it to Apple so they can have a look.
     
  5. MrT8064 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    MrT8064

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    Thats what i was fearing might be the issue,
    is there any way i can tell without taking it to Apple/a repair shop?
     
  6. LPZ macrumors 65816

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    I recently had what seemed to be a hard drive failure on my 2006 Core Duo iMac. I took it to the local Apple Store, and in ten minutes they confirmed that the HD was dead but no other problems existed. With that info, I was willing to do the repair myself. No charge at all for the testing. Worth it.

    By the way, are you sure the electrical outlet is live? Test it with a lamp?
     

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