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Will not power on?


I have a Imac 7,1 Model No A1225 that has worked flawless since day 1 (3 years ago).

I turned the computer off New Years Eve and just tried to power it on today, nothing..... I tried to reset the SMC, didn't work. If I hold the power button in for 5 seconds it will make a sound that sounds like the hard drive starting up, almost like a scratching sound that happens twice. It will not make it past that point.

Any ideas?

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Does it show anything on the screen?

by remacberlin

Nothing, just that little noise when you it the power button

by jeff

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After removing the screen with suction cups there are diagnostics lights on the logic in the lower right hand corner. They will tell you if your power supply has failed.

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Update- I was messing around over the weekend and decided to hit the power button one more time before I broke down and bought a new 27" and the darn thing powered up and worked fine for hours but once it went to sleep it did not wake up. Now when I press the power button the cd drive clicks twice and it makes no other attempt to start up?

by jeff

Sounds like you may have a component overheating and preventing start up. Unplug it and leave it for 12 hours then try it again.

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jeff will be eternally grateful.