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    Nov 15, 2008
    Intel Imac Random Shutdown problem
    Hi, i just bought a refurb early 2006 20'' intel imac 2ghz with 1 gb of ram. The computer worked fine, but after a few days it began to shut down like the power chord was ripped out suddenly, just completely shut off when it was still plugged in. When i tried to turn it back on, it wouldn't start up. I looked up some solutions and reset the pram and smc. I made sure the ram was in the computer firmly. The next day it turned right on when i attempted to start it up. It worked perfectly for 3 days, then shut down again. It had done this schedule twice. The mac isn't set to be inactive in the energy saver preferences, but it almost seems to be on a schedule, working for 3 days, shutting down, then being able to start up a day later. I've read about this problem but not really about not being able to start it back up for a day. Im new to macs and any help would be appreciated!

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    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    iMac, i7 4GHz, 32GB memory, 1TB Blade Drive, OS X.13.4
    You should have received the system install discs. Pop in disc one and run Apple Hardware test from there. Sounds like a dodgy logic board.

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