iMac G5 iSight won't start

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by traiecto, Feb 7, 2009.

  1. traiecto macrumors newbie

    traiecto

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    #1
    Hi all.
    Have been searching all over for help. My 20" iSight G5 iMac won't start.
    Already tried:
    • Removing power cord
    • Using other power cord
    • Inserting power cord while holding down power button
    • Holding power button for 6 secs+
    • Plugging cord to wall outlet
    • Begging and praying to the mighty white apple

    I would really really appreciate ideas or suggestions; will take it down to the shop on monday, but it's out of warranty (almost 4 years old...) so...

    Thanks!
     
  2. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601

    OrangeSVTguy

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    Do you get any kind of activity when you turn it on? Any sounds or lights? It could be that your power supply died. :(.
     
  3. HLdan macrumors 603

    HLdan

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    I would recommend doing an SMC reset. My new MBA has worked flawlessly since November until last week the iSight stopped working. I got quite annoyed. I went on Google and did a search for "Apple iSight stopped working". A link came up to Apple's website about resetting the SMC. I performed the steps and restarted and the iSight is back up and running.
    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1411
     
  4. traiecto thread starter macrumors newbie

    traiecto

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    @OrangeSVTguy: Absolutely NO activity: noise, lights, anything. The mac is completely dead.

    @ HLdan: I had seen this thread -and tried it before. Actually, the thread for the iMac isight can be found at http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1767

    Let's hope it's just the power supply and that this will not affect the HDD, since I was about to do a backup when the Mac died :(
     
  5. Aintawerd02 macrumors newbie

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    That would be my first guess. Go out and buy a new power cord and see if thats the issue. If not, you're probably going to have to do some deep searching to find the problem.
     
  6. tsofa macrumors newbie

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    iMac G5 iSight won't start Only white light flashes

    Hi

    Help, my iMac iSight will not start either. Only the white light flashes at the bottom right. That's the only thing happening. I replaced the power supply and the same thing happens. Any please help.

    tsofa:confused:
     
  7. traiecto thread starter macrumors newbie

    traiecto

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    It was the power supply. Took it in to an Apple authorized tec, and they replaced it.
    Had back luck with this particular computer; also had to change the optical drive, the motherboard, and a couple other things.
     
  8. tsofa macrumors newbie

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    Was the light flashing?

    Hi,

    Was the white light flashing on your iMac G5 iSight after it died? It may not be cost effective to replace the motherboard on such an old computer. I did replace the power supply and the same thing happens, flashing white light only.

    Tsofa:(
     

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