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Ok So I just bought an old iMac G3 With OS 8.6 On it for my sister for basic word proccesing so it worked when i got it home it worked just fine but now i just shut it down to move it for her and it wont turn back on, Please help.
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G'day and welcome to the forums.

For a Bondi Blue iMac, try replacing the PRAM battery. Seriously any further repairs are not really viable. If you get it to boot, upgrade the memory to at least 256MB. This is the battery you need:-

http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Newer...gy/BAA36VPRAM/

And here are instructions on how to do the job:-

http://www.satcure.co.uk/accs/imac.htm

Akso are you using it with a surge protector? If so try without, or try in another power point.

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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This may sound stupid (well it was done by me so was stupid anyway) but when you moved it did you firmly press the power cable back into the back and turn on the plug? I did it about a year ago and i'm still kicking myself for it, especially "f"ing and blinding at it for about an hour because I couldn't work out why it wasn't working.

On the plus side you probably aren't as silly as me and harryb's suggestion seems like the best course of action

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This may sound stupid (well it was done by me so was stupid anyway) but when you moved it did you firmly press the power cable back into the back and turn on the plug? I did it about a year ago and i'm still kicking myself for it, especially "f"ing and blinding at it for about an hour because I couldn't work out why it wasn't working.

On the plus side you probably aren't as silly as me and harryb's suggestion seems like the best course of action

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Well I Cant Get the Case apart because all of the screw heads are stripped because of the B***h That Owned it before me...
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Well I Cant Get the Case apart because all of the screw heads are stripped because of the B***h That Owned it before me...
Ok Thanks Guys I got the Computer To turn on but it went to the picture of a folder with finder then a question mark but luckily i have the original install disks... i am installing 8.6 Right now!
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Glad it is working now... how did you get it to switch on though? Lucky press of the power button?
Hope it goes well, keep us updated.

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Well I Cant Get the Case apart because all of the screw heads are stripped because of the B***h That Owned it before me...
Theres only like 3 screws. The T shaped bottom comes off and the inside slides out in a drawer. At some point youll have to change the battery. You can put OS 9 on it if you want. Not enough memory to go any further. Make sure you have full retail disc.
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