G5 Imac keeps shutting off.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Bigwillyaz, Nov 27, 2011.

  1. Bigwillyaz macrumors newbie

    Nov 27, 2011
    Sparks came from outlet when I plugged in my imac now it shuts off unexpectedlly when I listen to music or search the net, what could be the issue n is it fixable?
  2. ranosgol macrumors newbie

    Nov 27, 2011
    iMac G5 shutting off.

    I suspect it is the internal power supply. I had this issue with two first generation iMac G5's. I did not have any sparks while plugging it in but I did have them unempextanctly shut off.

    I bought a replacement power supply from Apple, since it was way out of warranty.

    I suggest you either buy a new or refurbished power supply or buy a like model and cannibalize it for parts. Cannibalizing one for parts may be a gamble since its power supply may fail too at some point, since it seems a fairly common issue.

    Since I replaced my power supply I have had not further issues with it.

    Of course all depends on how much you want to spend on an old iMac.

    I hope this helps.


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