1.83 GHz Core Duo or 1.83, 2, or 2.16 GHz Core 2 Duo A1208 (EMC 2104/2110/2114/2124)

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Mac starts up the in two minutes sceen goes black.

iMac "Core Duo" 1.83 17-Inch...starts up fine, apple icon, music etc. then in about two minutes the screen goes black and shuts down. You have to wait about a hlf hour to restart then it goes off in two minutes

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Can you start it up in single user or target disk mode?


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Mayer had one of these in his shop a few weeks ago and found a bad Capacitor on the backside of the motherboard. After replacing the Capacitor the machine boots and runs properly. It had the exact problem as your complaint.

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+ nice answer, a tough one to diagnose


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