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iMac G5 won't turn on anymore


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Hello all. First time here and hoping someone can give me some insight.
The other day I was printing some images from my iMac G5 when it just shut down completely. After multiple attempts to turn it back on, nothing. I mean it's not making a peep. I tried plugging it into various sockets around the house but that didn't work either.
Is this what happens when a hard drive packs it in?

Thanks in advanced!
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Try booting from the grey install disks that came with your iMac. Hold down the c key when booting. Then if it boots run Disk Utility. Good luck! Post the results.
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Welcome to Mac-Forums speedform

Sounds not that the HDD has failed but the power supply unit inside.
This article on the Apple site should help you troubleshoot your problem:
iMac G5: Troubleshooting when your computer won't turn on

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G'day and welcome to the forums.

Another vote for dead power supply and the bad news it my not be worth the cost of repairing. Apple did have a replacement scheme for defective iMac G5 power supplies as it is a very common problem, however this finished two years ago. Have a read of this link and see if there is any hope:-


http://jimwarholic.com/2008/11/apple...issues-and.php

Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!
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