iMac G4 intermittently powers on

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Macman756, Feb 25, 2012.

  1. Macman756 macrumors 6502a

    Macman756

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    My iMac G4 all of sudden refuses to start up. Push the power button, nothing. No fans, chime nada. I reset the PMU button, it booted, then the next day same thing. I took it apart, checked the RAM, and even replaced the PRAM battery. Now it actually powers up one out of maybe 10 times, sometimes chimes but the screen stays black, every once and a while makes it all the way to the desktop, sometimes KPs. Haven't been able to check the log since it won't put consistently at all. Any chance this is power supply? Or best bet logic board? Thanks!
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

    Intell

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    I'm going to say that your power supply is dieing. I've had a Dell box do this to me once. After a month of sometimes turning on, I got a bright flash of blue light and a dead power supply.
     
  3. Macman756 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Macman756

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    Just replacement the power supply, it now chimes and the fan spins, but a black screen. Hooked it up to an external monitor, same. No video whatsoever. I can't see how it would be both a power supply and logic board.
     

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