Model A1312 / Mid 2011 / 2.7 & 3.1 GHz Core i5 or 3.4 GHz Core i7 Processor, ID iMac12,2

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iMac A1312 does not power up

I have a iMac 27” A1312 that no longer powers up.

I removed the display to get to the diagnostic LED's and only #1 and #2 come on with the power button is pressed. Also, when the power is pressed the optical drive makes it noise.

I think it may be a bad video card but wanted some confirmation. Thank you!

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Hopefully I picked the correct system. If not review this listing and tell us which one: EveryMac - A1312 models

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i have the iMac "Core i7" 3.4 27-Inch (Mid-2011)

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Took it to Apple and they hook up an external monitor however it didn’t work. They said it was a bad video card so quoted me a price. I called AppleCare and spoke to them for a while and was able to get this replaced under goodwill.

Waiting for the part to arrive and get replaced now!

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Sounds like a bad video card to me, to confirm hook up an external monitor

LED 1 - Indicates that the trickle voltage from the power supply is detected by the main logic board. This LED will remain ON while the iMac is connected to the AC power. The LED will remain on even when the computer has been shut down or put to sleep. The LED will turn off only if the AC power is disconnected or the power supply is faulty.

LED 2 - Indicates that the main logic board has detected proper power from the power supply when the computer is turned on. This LED will be ON when the computer is turned on and the power supply is working correctly.

LED 3 - Indicates that the computer and the video card are communicating. This LED will be ON when the computer is communicating properly with the video card. If LEDs 1 and 2 are ON and you heard the startup sound, but LED 3 is OFF, then the video card might be installed incorrectly or need replacement.

LED 4 - Indicates that the computer and the LCD display panel are communicating. This LED will be ON when the computer is turned on and video signal is being generated. If the LED is ON and there is no image on the LCD display panel, the LCD display panel or inverter might be installed incorrectly or need replacement.

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