iMac won't turn on!

Discussion in 'iMac' started by BillySpleen, Dec 5, 2008.

  1. BillySpleen macrumors newbie

    Oct 17, 2008
    Yes, another "my iMac won't turn on" thread, and before you ask: yes I tried everything in the book, and yes I used MRoogle to try find an answer first.

    So, here's my problem; I put my iMac in sleep mode and left it for a couple of hours. When I returned I pushed the return key to start it up. The screen lit up, as usual however the window requiring me to enter my password never appeared. I thought maybe it was just being a little slow so I went off and made a coffee. When I returned the window still wasn't there and pushing random buttons on the keyboard and waving the mouse around wasn't doing anything either so I held down the power button until it turned off (probably a bad idea).

    I left it for a few minutes before pushing the power button again. I heard the noise of the fans starting up, and the hard drive did it's little buzzing thing, and then all went quiet. I could feel the machine humming when I help my hand up against it but the LED's behind the screen never lit up. In the end I help down the power button again until the humming stopped.

    I've tried several times now to start it up, always with the same results. As I said, I've tried the stuff in the book like holding down option+command+p+r, and unplugging the power chord. I even left it unplugged overnight but still nothing.

    Any help would be GREATLY appreciated. I'm being forced to use my old Windoze laptop to post this. It's horrible!

    Oh by the way, it's a late 2007 aluminium iMac, which I bought early this year.
  2. Bodine macrumors member

    Mar 31, 2007
    From what you described, I think your LCD screen died. If it is still under warranty and / or you have Apple care you should call the tech support line and see if they have any suggestions or just pack it up and take it to an Apple store to get checked out.
  3. BillySpleen thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 17, 2008
    F**k I was afraid of that. Anyone know what company manufactures the screens for Apple? I'd like to send them a very angry e-mail. It's ridiculous that a screen should fail after less than a year of use. :mad:
  4. Courtaj macrumors 6502a


    Jul 3, 2008
    Edinburgh, U.K.
    True, but that's what warranties are for. If we had faith that such things would never happen, we'd scoff when offered a warranty. And yet we say "yes please - and how much does an extended warranty cost?"

    Go well,

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