Early 2006 model won't run but has power
Hi all, have looked through and can't find my exact fault appearing.
Unit is. 2006 model 1,1 only ever upgraded the ram to 5gb from original 1gb(2*512mb) ran fine for years like this with new ram in. Recently it was taking ages to restart unit. Press power button and white light would come on for few seconds then flash continually no display, no start up chime no extra fan noise.
Tried replacing with new ram this did nothing. Ran with casing off and checked diognosis LEDs when pressed the diognosis button lights up the trickle and the powr light only. Any thoughts on where to go next as don't want to end up buying all new internals if not needed
Reset the SMC. Leave unplugged for overnight reset the SMC, try to boot. This could be a bad HD, the PSU, Graphics Card or a logic board issue. Boot to Hardware Test to begin eliminating some variables report what it says.
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OK, you tried memory, change where the sticks are, could be bad slot(s) in this mac
From there, it may need a OS reload or a HDD if memory was no help
First reload the OS and try that, and if it is still slow, time for a new harddrive(back EVERYTHING up before you reload the OS in case before and after
Your issue is going to be much further in if these don't help you, and will require more exact details of what you see