Intel iMAC wont start - MONITOR BLANK !

Discussion in 'iMac' started by rickyamin, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. rickyamin macrumors newbie

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    I have an Intel iMac, which is now out of warranty as I have had it for 16 months (and I was dumb enough not to get AppleCare). A few days back, my computer would not startup and everytime I hit the power button, I would hear some spinning noise but no chime from the iMAC. Yesterday, I tried it again and this time I heard the chime but the monitor did not start. I was then able to SSH into the MAC and see that it is indeed connected to the network and booted up, but the screen is still dead. Any ideas what I should do before the painful trip to the apple store ?
     
  2. slpdLoad macrumors 6502a

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    Try holding down p+r+option+command:)apple:) while booting. Keep holding it and let it chime/restart a few times before releasing. Just resets the power manager.

    Edit: Can you see anything on the display, even faintly? The backlight could have gone out but you can still see the display faintly.
     
  3. rickyamin thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'll try that tonight when I get home. The monitor is just black, dont see anything even faint. Also, the chime is not consistent. The computer only chimes when I have unplugged the mac completely for a few hours and plug it back in.
     

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