iMac 17 inch intel does not boot - Solid Light, black monitor

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  1. O and A macrumors regular

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    iMac 17 inch intel does not boot - Solid Light, black monitor

    My coworker was using her iMac and it spontaneously rebooted. As it was rebooting the screen suddently went multicolored with various lines and gradients of Red Blue and Green. Obviously not good so she shut it off.

    Machine did turn back on but stayed on apple logo for a few minutes nothing happened.

    We rebooted again. This time Solid Light on power light and Black screen. I removed the ram installed and tried each ram stick on its own and nothing.

    I also tried hooking up an external monitor and nothing.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. Naimfan macrumors 68040

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  3. O and A thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. Naimfan macrumors 68040

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    Ouch.

    I think your next step is to take it for repair.....your description of the screen makes it sound like a hardware problem.

    Good luck--wish I could have helped more!
     
  5. mperkins37 macrumors 6502a

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    Sounds like the video card may have given up the ghost.
    Good thing is it's probably covered, How old?
    Apple care 3 yr Plan?
    Good luck.
     

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