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Power Mac - G4, USB, and Burning Smell


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So I was trying to plug in something into the USB port and it wasn't fitting properly. So I lost my temper and forcibly jammed the cord into the USB port, which caused some kind of short. There was a plastic burning smell and then the computer shut off. I tried to push the on button and the button briefly lights up, but the computer still doesn't turn on. I opened up the cube and hit the rest PMU button. That didn't work... I'd appreciate any suggestions.
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Oh dear. Sure it was not a firewire cable or the USB upside down?

Looks like you have shorted the logic board. Try this link and let us know if you have any success - fingers crossed:-

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1379?viewlocale=en_US
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