My iMac's moniter won't work!

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  1. MyMacWentBad macrumors newbie

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    I have an old iMac with a built in moniter, and it won't start. The chime goes off, and the power light stays on untill the computer turns off in a few seconds. Please help!!! I have important files on it! I have tried everything Apple has suggested, and even they can't help me.
     
  2. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    can you hook up an external monitor? If so try that to just to get your files off.
     
  3. MyMacWentBad thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I don't have an external moniter, and I would like to fix it because I am traveling.
     
  4. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    With an iMac?
     
  5. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    do you have another mac you could boot in target disk mode...
    best thing to do is bring it to apple
     
  6. Techguy172 macrumors 68000

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    As others have said try and boot into it with another mac if not take it to apple I hope you backed up the machine.
     
  7. MyMacWentBad thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Lone iMac

    I currently have only one iMac, but I have a pc and no way to connect my iMac to it.
     
  8. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    that's pretty much it. sorry we couldn't be more help.
     
  9. MyMacWentBad thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hardware

    I have my iMac's tinted blue cover off, and am looking for ways to fix, jumpstart, or reconnect the drive.
     
  10. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601

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    Do you not know anyone else that has a Mac? If not, find out if you can take it to a local Apple store, and let them connect to it to get the stuff off.
     
  11. MyMacWentBad thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Apple Seeds

    I have aquired a tool to take my files off the hard drive, and have done so, but I still need help. All my files pretty much are formats that don't work on the pc. I'm still dead in the water. Also, weird rock looking things I named "apple seeds" are falling out of my iMac now.
     
  12. hologram macrumors 6502

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    It sounds like LSD to me.
     
  13. MyMacWentBad thread starter macrumors newbie

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  14. YuriVoorhak macrumors regular

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    Latency System Defragments.... I'm afraid this doesn't bode well for your data.:(
     
  15. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601

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    I thought that LSD was a drug. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lsd

    I'm joking by the way.
     
  16. MyMacWentBad thread starter macrumors newbie

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    LSD vs. iMac

    Please clarify about how LSD would effect my iMac's memory? Do you mean ROM or RAM?
     
  17. Techguy172 macrumors 68000

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  18. MyMacWentBad thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hard Drive Intact

    My hard drive is currently removed, so I am glad that was the part under threat. (My ROM memory is still in the iMac) What is LSD for anyway? Can anybody tell me if an LCD moniter would work connected to my old iMac?
     

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