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Member Since: Mar 01, 2009
Location: Minnesota, USA
Posts: 33
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I changed out my optical drive in my late 2006 17" iMac and before putting the front cover on it I powered it up, tried a dvd to test, shut it down and put the front cover on. With the cover on it won't power up anymore. No noise, image, light, nothing. I took the cover off and tried it again and it worked fine...cover back on...dead. I carefully put the cover on a third time with it booted up and it was ok until I pushed in on the apple. Went dead again like I pulled the plug. Only thing I could think of is this little board right behind the apple. Looks like it's spring loaded and might be misaligned. I'm curious what that board is for and if that could be my problem.
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