iMac G4 insides

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  1. bluestar14 macrumors newbie

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    i have an iMac G4, when i turn it on, display flickers..and power led is steady, i know where the power cable for display is(inside the iMac) but what is the cable for the data, the image the screen shows?:)
     
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Also inside? I haven't poked around inside an iMac G4, but it's usually a flat ribbon-like cable.
     
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  5. bluestar14 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    could you find a pic of iMac G4(inside) on internet, circle the display cable, and show it to me?
     
  6. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    I'm not positive, but looking at the pics I found online, if I had to take I guess I'd say it's the cable connected to this port:
     

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  7. bluestar14 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    oh, i thought that was the speaker/fan power cable....maybe it isn't connected enough..
     
  8. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    You could be right. I'm just going on the pictures I could find online.
     
  9. elppa macrumors 68040

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    That's some funky engineering going on there.

    I can see it now — we are going to build an insanely cool new iMac, but we'll need a logic board that is a perfect circle.

    Engineers all role eyes.

    “Ok Steve — right on it…”
     
  10. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    It's been a while since I was inside one of those, but I'm pretty sure the one BlueRevolution has circled is correct, though different models do have somewhat different internal connectors.

    There are essentially two ways to build a computer; you either have the engineers put together the components you want, then hand the box to a designer and say "make this look pretty", or you have the designer come up with a box and you hand that to the engineers and say "make the components fit."

    Not saying either way is inherently better than the other, but Dell (and 99% of other PC manufacturers) do the former with the average desktop, while Apple always does the latter.

    The former certainly gives you a cheaper computer, but most Apple fans will tell you which one is going to get remembered and proudly displayed years later.
     

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