New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Apple Desktops Discussion of Apple's desktop machines including Mac Pro, iMac, Power Mac, and mini

24" iMac won't turn on--screen blank


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
uphilli

 
Member Since: Jul 19, 2010
Posts: 6
uphilli is on a distinguished road

uphilli is offline
specs: 2007 24" iMac, core 2 duo.

history: had video artifacts, system would lock up at least every 3rd day (several apps open, like iPhoto, several web windows, movie trailers)

My wife was working on the computer yesterday (web/email), when the Mac just turned off. She tried the power button, it would not turn on. I tried the same, no boot up window, nor the little light was on. I could hear a very faint/slight fan noise if I put my ear right up to the computer.

I tried unplugging all USB (mouse/keyboard). I disconnected the power cord from back of computer, waited 10 sec, and plugged it back in while holding the power button'. I read that in the Mac support pages.

Same as before, nothing lights up, no screen image, I don't hear the HD booting, just a very faint fan noise.

Anything else I should try before making the Genius bar appointment?

Another note: If my guess is right, it'll be the MB that's fried...I think a $650-$850 repair? Can I save the data from my HD (ok, ok, I KNOW! should have had it backed up via time machine) All that said...should I wave good bye to the iMac and just get the iPad? Assume I can save the data mainly photos/videos)..how would I get that to the iPad?
QUOTE Thanks
chscag

 
chscag's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 23, 2008
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Posts: 40,956
chscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, 3 iPods, Yosemite

chscag is offline
It's hard to say what it could be although it does somewhat point to either the PS or logic board. It sounds like your iMac is not covered under Apple care which means that any repairs could be expensive. Take it on in to your local Apple store and let them give you an estimate of repair cost.

If the repairs are going to be too expensive, you can always remove the hard drive from the computer, put it in an external USB carrier and copy your data off it that way.

Regards.
QUOTE Thanks
uphilli

 
Member Since: Jul 19, 2010
Posts: 6
uphilli is on a distinguished road

uphilli is offline
So it turns out that its a bad power supply and logic board...at $772 repair. I decided NOT to repair it, so I pulled the HD out, bought an HD dock for it, and hooked it up to my PC running XP. downloaded MacDrive so I can transfer the photo files to the PC. But I can't locate the iPhoto photos on the HD...any ideas on where they might be? did the search using the XP search function, was able to pull the photo booth photos, but nothing else. Ideas?
And, anyone want to buy a 24" LCD screen for the iMac, along with the case/LB/etc minus the HD?
QUOTE Thanks
mp04

 
Member Since: May 10, 2009
Posts: 49
mp04 is an unknown at this point

mp04 is offline
iPhoto images are within the iPhoto Library, and the last time i checked there was no way to open iPhoto Library in Windows (I just did a google search again, and came up with nothing, sorry)

I maybe wrong, there maybe a windows software or someway to open that iPhoto Library, but for sure, all your images are stored within that file thats called iPhoto Library in the Pictures Folder.

Mitul "Mike" Patel
Apple Hardware and Software Certified
Apple Authorized Service Provider
Apple iOS developer
QUOTE Thanks
chscag

 
chscag's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 23, 2008
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Posts: 40,956
chscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, 3 iPods, Yosemite

chscag is offline
As mp04 has stated, your photos are contained within the iPhoto library which as far as I know, can only be opened by iPhoto.

What I suggest is to attach the hard drive you removed to another Mac (maybe a friend's machine) and use their copy of iPhoto to copy them to another folder which can be read by the PC.

Regards.
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« apple hard drive to PC | Hard Drive Swap for G5 Pro »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
new iMac 27 inch screen flickering stevegate Apple Desktops 0 11-23-2009 08:05 AM
24" iMac Aluminum not starting l33tloser Apple Desktops 4 09-17-2009 04:44 PM
Imac alloy 24" screen problem markrday Apple Desktops 4 07-12-2009 07:44 AM
Macbook screen does not turn on with battery power TKMLINUS Apple Notebooks 0 09-16-2008 07:58 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:15 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?