Mac LCIII

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  1. demeerk macrumors newbie

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    I was using my Mac LCIII today for about an hour, and I turned it off and when I came back to use it again, it would not turn on any more. Hard drive and screens seem fine, and the screen is black with just a white line in the center. Is the motherboard probably dead?
     
  2. gkarris macrumors 604

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    Try reseating all the cables inside.

    If the same occurs it's either the main board or power supply...

    See if it power up without any of the drives hooked up to it.

    Sorry - LC's are awesome - precursor to the "Mini"...
     
  3. demeerk thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Bah, not even a line on the screen this time around. It does power up - fan spins, hard drive is spinning, and power supply seems to work. That's what I get for playing Jewelbox for too long :(.

    Any recommended places for buying replacement parts?
     
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    Are you sure the monitor is OK? That almost sounds like a video problem with the monitor.

    Do you get the startup sound when you turn it on?
     
  6. demeerk thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Actually first few times I turned there wasn't any startup sound, but the machine ran fine. It was also a bit slow before it broke today. I turned it on again just now, and there was a crackling static this time, but no startup sound.
     
  7. jodelli macrumors 65816

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    No start up sound is a bad sign.

    I had an LC 475 with a peculiarity. I had to hit the power on switch twice, the second time after I heard the start up chime. Otherwise the monitor remained black.
     
  8. Hrududu macrumors 68020

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    Thats what I'm thinking. It sounds like the old CRT display is busted.
     

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