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iMac G5 smells like burnt plastic

I can turn it on; boots up but turns off after 3-4 minutes

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Please open it up and inspect the cans (capacitors) on the logic board for swelling and/or corrosion. Also look at where the wire run into the power supply and see if you can see a burned area. Smell it. Here's how to open it: iMac G5 17" Model A1058 Rear Panel Replacement It's very very easy.

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