iMac G5 Won't Turn On

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by lisamb27, May 21, 2009.

  1. lisamb27 macrumors newbie

    May 21, 2009
    I am new to these forums but hoping I can get some help regarding my desktop iMac. I've had it since the Fall of 2005 and have had virtually no trouble with it at all. But the last few weeks, it has all of a sudden done strange things like turn off all by itself while I was online, or when I walk away for an hour or so and then come back to it, instead of being in the "sleep" mode or me being able to just move the mouse around to bring the screen back, it has again turned itself off. Yesterday, I was using it fine, went out for a while and came back and it was off, but this time it would not turn back on again. I tried unplugging the power cord a few times, but this did not work to get it going. I tried just holding the power button and the light on the bottom right-hand corner flashed on for a second, but the screen still will not go back on. I am not getting any types of error messages or anything on the screen at all, it is just blank. Am trying to see if it is a battery issue or something to do with the power cords. Any ideas as to what could be causing this issue?
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
  3. BlackMax macrumors 6502a


    Jan 14, 2007
    North Carolina
    My mother's G5 iMac had similar issues where it would turn off and not turn back on for 10-15 minutes. It turned out to be the power supply. She picked up a power supply from We Love Macs and my brother installed it for her. I think she paid about $200 for it and her G5 iMac has been working fine ever since.
  4. Tom Dahl macrumors member

    Apr 9, 2009
    Massachusetts USA
    I have a 2004 iMac G5 which began doing this in February or so. Eventually it got to the point of turning off every few minutes. We took it in for service, and a new power supply was the diagnosis and remedy.

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