iMac woes...

Discussion in 'iMac' started by skinnylegs, May 22, 2008.

  1. skinnylegs macrumors 65816

    skinnylegs

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    #1
    I'm experiencing weirdness with my iMac and this is a first for me. I normally watch a movie via Front Row and fall asleep to it for whatever that's worth. Well, yesterday morning I woke up and the screen was black so I rebooted it several times and it came back on. I used the computer throughout the day and didn't experience any problems. This morning I wake up and the screen is black again but *this* time I can't seem to get anything to display despite a number of reboots!

    It is an Intel based milky white iMac. The glowing light in the lower right of the bezel is glowing steady.

    Help!!!!
     
  2. skinnylegs thread starter macrumors 65816

    skinnylegs

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    I also just noticed that my keyboard doesn't seem to be powered either. It's like my iMac is asleep and won't wake up. I can hear the HD power up and feel the slight vibration of it when I place my hand on the computer but the screen is still black as it does when it sleeps.
     
  3. Mashiach macrumors regular

    Mashiach

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    Have you tied booting into safe mode to see if it will boot by holding down the shift key immediately after pressing the power on button.
     
  4. skinnylegs thread starter macrumors 65816

    skinnylegs

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    Just tried booting into Safe Mode but nothing. I Googled my problem and read something about the battery on the motherboard? I'm wondering if the battery is easily accessible and if I have to buy a new one at an Apple Store or maybe I can just pick one up at Radio Shack?
     
  5. Big-TDI-Guy macrumors 68030

    Big-TDI-Guy

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    Your imac is a bit on the young side to be needing a battery already. It's not to say it can't happen, but these batteries typically last upwards of 5-10 years before they finally die out.

    I'd try resetting your pram, and see if that helps.

    Also - as strange as this may sound - check that your ram is firmly seated in the slots. I had an imac act similarly to yours, and it ended being the ram was only partially seated.

    Good luck.
     

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