No start up after power surge on 17" intel iMac
There was a power outage in my area a few nights ago. After the power was restored I noticed that my wife's 17" Late 2006 intel iMac won't power up. I tried unplugging it, restarting, resetting the SMC etc., but still nothing. I have noticed on occasion though that the sleep light comes on very dimly when the computer is supposed to be on. I was just wondering if anyone could help me figure out what the problem might be. Oh, and did have it connected to a surge protector when this happened.
Have you checked the surge strip to make sure it still is suppling power, check by plugging in a light? Often the surge strip will no longer work after a surge or if it has a fuse it's blown.
In any case I would get a new one as the old one will have been degraded by the hit and offer less than ideal protection the next time.
If you have AC power, then as Machead stated you will need to isolate out what inside is not working.
But before going there check your home owners insurance coverage and talk with your insurance agent. If you can document the event you might be able to get a replacement system (as well as any thing else that got fried).