Need some help

Discussion in 'iMac' started by daboltz, Mar 17, 2011.

  1. daboltz macrumors member

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    I went to turn on my iMac today and nothing works. No power, external drives, no fans, nothing.
    Does anyone know what this could be? Maybe the motherboard or the power supply?
     
  2. MacHamster68 macrumors 68040

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    what iMac have you? from there we could possibly determine which part failed
     
  3. daboltz thread starter macrumors member

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    iMac with 22" display. I bought it in 2007
     
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  5. MacHamster68, Mar 17, 2011
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    MacHamster68 macrumors 68040

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    yes +1 on that
    2007 means logicboard or PSU or both , quiet common after that time... sorry but logicboard is beyond a economical repair , unless you get a really good price made for the replacement logicboard which i doubt as they start somewhere in the region of $600 -$900 , the costs will hover usually above a new mini and just below a new iMac 21.5 :(
    if its only the PSU then its cheaper , but as the iMac is already 3 years old i guess more parts will follow soon , so you should think about if its not more economical to look for a refurbished iMac 21.5 base model
     
  6. daboltz thread starter macrumors member

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    crap.........I was afraid of that
     
  7. MacHamster68 macrumors 68040

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    sorry to have no better news , but i have a early 2006 model shipped in early 2007 surprisingly enough it was no refurbished one and it had the same issues under the previous owner who was lucky that everything happened in the last couple month of apple care, one part after the other failed logicboard,GPU, PSU,Display,HDD,superdrive...
    unfortunately they dont build things any more like they did , not only apple products ,unfortunately today is every focus on maximizing profits without price hike and not on maximizing life expectancy :(
     

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