I can't power up my iMac - even after replacing the Power supply?
I have an I-mac G5 Duo Intel 20' which I bought in February 2006.
Apart from some minor wear and tear this still works well until last week.
Last Friday I came back from a 1 week vacation (during which I had unplugged my Imac G5 - which I gather is not the best idea). When I plugged it back in there was a blue flash at the socket - like it had shorted.
When the Imac then didn't power up I initially assumed the fuse in the plug had blown. However after changing the fuse, there was no difference. I tried other sockets and it was the same story and just to be sure I tried the fuse in a working item and it was fine.
Reading through Ifixit it seemed likely that the iMac G5/Intel Power Supply needed replacing, so I ordered that along with the various recommended tools.
These arrived yesterday and I spent a LONG night working on the computer and replacing the power supply.
However the i-mac is still as dead as a doornail.
Today I got a replacement lead - incase the lead was at fault.
Still no joy.
What can you suggest? Although most of my important files are backed up to hard drives I really need to bring this old beast back to life.
Is this a good question?