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Current version by: oldturkey03 (vote details) ,

Title:

Is my iMac dead?

Text:

iMac G4 17 800 MHzEMC1936

Hi I've got an iMac G4 17" it's been unplugged for a year. I'm trying to get it running again but now it won't do a thing.

I've had the lead checked and that's ok, opened it up and reset the PMU, replaced the battery (and reset the PMU again), but each time no joy and absolutely no response.

Does this mean the power unit needs replacing or the logic board ?  Or could it be something much simpler, there's never been any hint of anything wrong with the computer before.

Considering binning it once I've taken out the hard drive.

Thanks.

Device:

iMac G4 17 800 MHz EMC 1936

Status:

open

Accepted Answer:

+81193

Edit by: Sam Goldheart ,

Title:

Is my iMac dead?

Text:

iMac G4 17 800 MHzEMC1936

Hi I've got an iMac G4 17" it's been unplugged for a year. I'm trying to get it running again but now it won't do a thing.

I've had the lead checked and that's ok, opened it up and reset the PMU, replaced the battery (and reset the PMU again), but each time no joy and absolutely no response.

Does this mean the power unit needs replacing or the logic board ?  Or could it be something much simpler, there's never been any hint of anything wrong with the computer before.

Considering binning it once I've taken out the hard drive.

Thanks.

Device:

-iMac G4 17" 800MHz M8812LLA
+iMac G4 17 800 MHz EMC 1936

Status:

open

Edit by: mayer ,

Title:

Is my iMac dead?

Text:

iMac G4 17 800 MHzEMC1936
+
Hi I've got an iMac G4 17" it's been unplugged for a year. I'm trying to get it running again but now it won't do a thing.
I've had the lead checked and that's ok, opened it up and reset the PMU, replaced the battery (and reset the PMU again), but each time no joy and absolutely no response.
Does this mean the power unit needs replacing or the logic board ? Or could it be something much simpler, there's never been any hint of anything wrong with the computer before.
Considering binning it once I've taken out the hard drive.
Thanks.

Device:

-iMac G4 17 800 MHzEMC1936
+iMac G4 17" 800MHz M8812LLA

Status:

open

Edit by: mayer ,

Title:

Is my iMac dead?

Text:

+iMac G4 17 800 MHzEMC1936
Hi I've got an iMac G4 17" it's been unplugged for a year. I'm trying to get it running again but now it won't do a thing.
I've had the lead checked and that's ok, opened it up and reset the PMU, replaced the battery (and reset the PMU again), but each time no joy and absolutely no response.
Does this mean the power unit needs replacing or the logic board ? Or could it be something much simpler, there's never been any hint of anything wrong with the computer before.
Considering binning it once I've taken out the hard drive.
Thanks.

Device:

iMac G4 17 800 MHzEMC1936

Status:

open

Edit by: phillip naylor ,

Title:

Is my iMac dead?

Text:

Hi I've got an iMac G4 17" it's been unplugged for a year. I'm trying to get it running again but now it won't do a thing.

I've had the lead checked and that's ok, opened it up and reset the PMU, replaced the battery (and reset the PMU again), but each time no joy and absolutely no response.

Does this mean the power unit needs replacing or the logic board ?  Or could it be something much simpler, there's never been any hint of anything wrong with the computer before.

Considering binning it once I've taken out the hard drive.

Thanks.

Device:

iMac G4 17 800 MHzEMC1936

Status:

open

Edit by: phillip naylor ,

Title:

Is my iMac dead?

Text:

Hi I've got an iMac G4 17" it's been unplugged for a year. I'm trying to get it running again but now it won't do a thing.

I've had the lead checked and that's ok, opened it up and reset the PMU, replaced the battery (and reset the PMU again), but each time no joy and absolutely no response.

Does this mean the power unit needs replacing or the logic board ?  Or could it be something much simpler, there's never been any hint of anything wrong with the computer before.

Considering binning it once I've taken out the hard drive.

Thanks.

Device:

-iMac G4 17 800 MHz EMC1936
+iMac G4 17 800 MHzEMC1936

Status:

open

Edit by: phillip naylor ,

Title:

Is my iMac dead?

Text:

Hi I've got an iMac G4 17" it's been unplugged for a year. I'm trying to get it running again but now it won't do a thing.

I've had the lead checked and that's ok, opened it up and reset the PMU, replaced the battery (and reset the PMU again), but each time no joy and absolutely no response.

Does this mean the power unit needs replacing or the logic board ?  Or could it be something much simpler, there's never been any hint of anything wrong with the computer before.

Considering binning it once I've taken out the hard drive.

Thanks.

Device:

-iMac G4 17" 800 MHz EMC1936
+iMac G4 17 800 MHz EMC1936

Status:

open

Edit by: phillip naylor ,

Title:

Is my iMac dead?

Text:

Hi I've got an iMac G4 17" it's been unplugged for a year. I'm trying to get it running again but now it won't do a thing.

I've had the lead checked and that's ok, opened it up and reset the PMU, replaced the battery (and reset the PMU again), but each time no joy and absolutely no response.

Does this mean the power unit needs replacing or the logic board ?  Or could it be something much simpler, there's never been any hint of anything wrong with the computer before.

Considering binning it once I've taken out the hard drive.

Thanks.

Device:

-iMac G4 17" 800Mhz Model M6498 EMC 1936
+iMac G4 17" 800 MHz EMC1936

Status:

open

Edit by: phillip naylor ,

Title:

Is my iMac dead?

Text:

Hi I've got an iMac G4 17" it's been unplugged for a year. I'm trying to get it running again but now it won't do a thing.

I've had the lead checked and that's ok, opened it up and reset the PMU, replaced the battery (and reset the PMU again), but each time no joy and absolutely no response.

Does this mean the power unit needs replacing or the logic board ?  Or could it be something much simpler, there's never been any hint of anything wrong with the computer before.

Considering binning it once I've taken out the hard drive.

Thanks.

Device:

-iMac G4 17" 800Mhz Model M6498
+iMac G4 17" 800Mhz Model M6498 EMC 1936

Status:

open

Original post by: phillip naylor ,

Title:

Is my iMac dead?

Text:

Hi I've got an iMac G4 17" it's been unplugged for a year. I'm trying to get it running again but now it won't do a thing.

I've had the lead checked and that's ok, opened it up and reset the PMU, replaced the battery (and reset the PMU again), but each time no joy and absolutely no response.

Does this mean the power unit needs replacing or the logic board ?  Or could it be something much simpler, there's never been any hint of anything wrong with the computer before.

Considering binning it once I've taken out the hard drive.

Thanks.

Device:

iMac G4 17" 800Mhz Model M6498

Status:

open