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iMac Model A1173 2006 Troubleshooting

Released in early 2006. Identified by model #A1173. 17 inch diagonal.

Faulty Screen ¶ 

Computer Turns on but Screen is Distorted or has many Dead Pixels.

Replacing the Screen ¶ 

If the screen of the computer is broken, cracked, has dead pixels or is not functioning properly, you will have to replace it. Purchase a replacement screen, take out the old screen and put in the replacement.

Updating Drivers ¶ 

If the problem is not with the screen it is possible that your video driver is out of date. Check to make sure that your drivers are all up to date and update them all if they are not.

Computer Will Not Turn On ¶ 

The computer is plugged into a working outlet but will not turn on when the power button is pushed

Faulty Power Adapter ¶ 

It is possible that the power adapter is not bringing power to the computer because of an internal break or tear. You will have to purchase a new power chord unless there is a visible tear that can be soldered back together.

Faulty Power Supply ¶ 

If the computer is getting power from the chord but not turning on, then it is possible that the power supply inside the computer is not functioning properly. You will have to purchase a replacement power supply.

Speakers are not Working ¶ 

The speakers cut out, sound distorted or are not working at all

Replacing the Speakers ¶ 

If the speakers are not working properly you will have to replace them. Purchase replacement speakers, take out the old ones and put in the replacement.

Sound Card Drivers are out of Date ¶ 

If the problem is not with the speakers it is likely with the sound driver. Check that your drivers are all up to date and update them all if they are not.

CD Drive is not Working ¶ 

A CD is stuck in the CD drive and will not come out, The CD drive will not take CD's in or will not read any CD's

Replacing the CD Drive ¶ 

If the CD drive is not working then you will have to replace it. Purchase a replacement CD drive, take out the old drive and put in the replacement.

Damaged CD's ¶ 

Make sure that the CD is not the problem. Clean off any dirt and make sure there are no large scratches that may be throwing off the CD reader.

Hard Drive is Faulty ¶ 

The hard drive is not functioning properly

Replacing the Hard Drive ¶ 

If the hard drive is not working properly, then you will have to replace it. Purchase a replacement hard drive, take out the old drive and put in the replacement.

There is a Virus on the Hard Drive ¶ 

If you do not believe it's a hardware issue, it is possible that your hardware is not functioning properly because it has a virus. If it's a virus, wiping your hard drive and re-installing your operating system should fix the problem.

Resetting Your Computer to Factory Settings ¶ 

It is possible that resetting your computer to factory settings will be sufficient for restoring your computer's functionality.

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