Power Mac Not Turning On (Please Read First)

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by 4tified, Oct 20, 2006.

  1. 4tified macrumors newbie

    Oct 2, 2006
    No, this isn't a "How do I turn this thing on?" question... I have 2 Power Macintoshes...(5400/120 and the other a 550/225). When I plug them up and flip the "on" switch, you can hear a click sound and then the sound of the Screen getting power, but no hard drive noise or lights or display or anything else. Both these systems do the exact same thing and I've checked the fuses for the power supplies, which are both good. Can anyone think or suggest maybe what this might be? I don't have an extensive amount of experience in Macintoshes. Thanks so much for your help.
  2. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030


    Mar 24, 2005
    A religiously oppressed state
    Hmm I don't know if the Power Macintoshes you speak of are old enough for this but... there should be a button on the keyboard with a sideways triangle (almost like a play symbol), try pressing that. It sounds like you are powering up the system but to actually boot it you have to push this button (or there will be one on the front of the system somewhere).
  3. 4tified thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 2, 2006
    Haha, holy crap, I figured that out right before I cam back to this post... I was out of ideas so I just pushed that button and voila, it came up. It's usually right after I post that I need help that I find the answer 5 minutes later without needing a response. Thanks alot though.

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