Quick Question..why is My imac G3 Graphite getting power but not turning on?

The Retro Mac nerd

macrumors newbie
Original poster
May 30, 2016
So I have this iMac G3 graphite that i got in the trash a while ago. The power indicator light flashes green for a second, but it gets no power to the screen. Please help, as i want to fix my imac.


macrumors G4
Jul 30, 2003
Def try replacing the battery,

but if the power LED comes on briefly, and no video appears, and the light simply shuts off after a second or two, then it's likely the PAV (Power/Analog/Video) board.

The last PAV board that I tried replacing (about 5 years ago, I think) a lot of the plastics just cracked to pieces - you have to do a fair amount of flexing of the various plastic bits, and age is not a friend of those 2nd-gen iMacs.
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