G3 400mhz No Power Prob

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by luckyreaction, Mar 16, 2008.

  1. luckyreaction macrumors newbie

    Mar 15, 2008
    First of all, Noob imac owner here. I was just handed down an old imac g3 400mhz desktop that doesn't power at all.
    When hitting the power button on the unit or keyboard, the units screen makes a noise. No hard drive or green light comes on at all. At dead silence in the room, i can hear the screen flicker, like a tv would come on. I went to go about and read a few problems before, replaced the battery and even tried a new power cord. Any Ideas?
  2. Flyinace2000 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 28, 2004
    Sounds like a bad power supply.

    This hand me down might not be worth the trouble.
  3. 4JNA macrumors 68000


    Feb 8, 2006
    looking for trash files
    ditto to the above. possible to mod a ATX peecee power supply for cheap, but if cutting/splicing wires is not your thing, recycle it or sell it for parts on your local craigslist as it is not worth the fix. sorry, best of luck.

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