iMac burned :(

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Mike88, Sep 15, 2004.

  1. Mike88 macrumors newbie

    Sep 15, 2004

    One of my iMacs (the early series - green RevB) ... I gave the same to a friend just for sake of Word typing and complimenting interior decor

    Anyway, his girlfriend (!) while attempting to connect USB cable from printer
    to keyboard...something blow up inside (in very loud manner)

    Apparently, socket from where the printer is plugged, is not reliable and probably damaged. I gather this was at expense to this poor iMAC

    Can someone give rough estimation what might have gone inside?
    And most of al,l is this even worth of repairing?

    Did someone had some similar episode?
  2. Macmaniac macrumors 68040


    Sine you are out of warranty it is hard to say, it could have just blown the PAV board, which is not to expensive, does anything happend when you press the power button? The tricky thing with these accidents is that it can damage a lot of other stuff too. It could have killed the mobo, and the screen too.
  3. Mike88 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 15, 2004

    Well, you see the iMAC is still with this friend in fact I gave the same to him. He called me for help, and since I haven?t got time this week to deal with that, that is why I asked here, thinking someone might have experienced this episode.

    I have looked his schematics on web, and I don?t like this crowded elements on tiny board, I just hope some input element has been sacrificed first and drenched most of the blow so that other elements are fine.

    Upon (he said that) power ON, only thing working is cooler.
  4. v-i-c- macrumors member

    Sep 18, 2004
    if it was a loud blow then it was an exploded capaciator. these are really easy to detect with your eyes. they are cheap and easy to solder - but no idea if the mainboard is still working after such a problem.

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