iMac DV Special Edition G3 won't power on at all!

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by ScreenSavers, Feb 26, 2016.

  1. ScreenSavers macrumors member


    Feb 26, 2016
    Bloomingdale, GA
    I got an iMac G3 at an auction yesterday for $5. It is an iMac DV special edition, model M5521.

    I got it home and plugged it in and it does NOTHING. No light. No click. Nothing at all.

    I tried the reset button in the RAM cover (PMU reset), and I also tried replacing the PRAM battery. The old PRAM battery appears to be dead, but the iMac should still boot, bcs from what I understand, this isn't an "old world" mac, but either way, I replaced it with a new good one.

    I know CRT's are dangerous, so I don't want to just rip it apart either...

    I have found some others with the same problem online, but everything I find is so old, so I figured I'd just ask again.

    Any help would be appreciated!
  2. havokalien macrumors 6502a


    Apr 27, 2006
    Kelso, Wa
    ifixit dot com has a great take apart guide with pictures, and you can repair most of whats in there pretty easily.

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