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Current version by: Andrew Optimus Goldheart ,

Title:

Won't boot up after I removed the optical drive

Text:

I removed the optical drive of my imac g4 to put into a different computer. When I tried to boot it up after that nothing happened. I then gave it up for a while and so I put the hard drive into a different computer but am now trying to boot up using another computer in target disk mode. I then put an optical drive that may or may not work into the computer with only the power plugged into it. After that when I tried to turn it on I noticed that the fan and the optical drive would run but nothing would come up on the screen or come through the speakers. Any ideas what might be wrong?

Device:

-iMac G4 17" Model M6498 1Ghz
+iMac G4 17 800 MHz EMC 1936

Status:

open

Original post by: ARM ,

Title:

Won't boot up after I removed the optical drive

Text:

I removed the optical drive of my imac g4 to put into a different computer. When I tried to boot it up after that nothing happened. I then gave it up for a while and so I put the hard drive into a different computer but am now trying to boot up using another computer in target disk mode. I then put an optical drive that may or may not work into the computer with only the power plugged into it. After that when I tried to turn it on I noticed that the fan and the optical drive would run but nothing would come up on the screen or come through the speakers. Any ideas what might be wrong?

Device:

iMac G4 17" Model M6498 1Ghz

Status:

open