HELP HELP HELP!! iMac won't boot!

thetinman

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Aug 28, 2008
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Went on my iMac G5 17" this morning turned it off, no problems. Hour later i resumed what i was doing, turned it on and nothing. The iMac won't boot. All i get is a blank screen the fans go on overtime, sounds like a jumbo jet and the light appears continuously on the front panel.

What do i do?
 

SHADO

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I would try unplugging all the cables that are connected to ur comp (and I mean EVERY cable: power, ethernet, etc.). Then wait for like 5 min or so, then replug everything, then try it. Hope this works :)
 

thetinman

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I've tried everything and nothing seems to work. I've removed ram from inside pressed two buttons to reset but nothing seems to work. I tried removing all the cables, but it seems more and more likely that i'm going have to take to the 'experts'.
 

DoFoT9

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fans revving up normally means a pretty intense hardware problem.. like the mobo/CPU or something like that (dont quote me tho).

have u tried holding down the power button until it beeps??
 

thetinman

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Well....I'm back from the experts and they ran there diagnostics and found out that its the logic board. :eek:
 

SHADO

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oooo that sux dude...my logic board blew out in my old 12" Powerbook G4, and it wasnt worth it to fix it...sorry to hear about that :(
 

thetinman

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This is my conundrum, i've had the iMac about 5 years. I've also been reading that the iMac G5 isn't very good generally. It's had many notorious problems.
 

thetinman

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I've been looking at a MacBook, don't need the power of a iMac and I'm a student so could do with saving the money.
 

Etherz10

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I've been looking at a MacBook, don't need the power of a iMac and I'm a student so could do with saving the money.
well the mac mini would save you the money but you could get a macbook and get free ipod touch

but yer if your a student imac would be nice at home but not needed