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    Unhappy 2006 IMAC (MA200B/A) utterly lifeless. whats likely to be wrong?
    I have a 2006 20" imac that is totally dead. It was working fine and now it isn't.
    I'm a mac novice but well experienced fixing laptops / pcs

    I've taken the front off and removed the screen, i wanted to test for power but I'm a little confused with what to test, it looks to have a main power board and an inverter for the screen. the main cable is somewhere under the motherboard.

    what would you be testing/replacing first?

    regards James

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    Sounds like power supply. Some iMacs of that vintage did suffer from this.
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    ah so the big blue board thats connected to various other bits... any thoughts on where I'd get another one?

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    thats quite misleading actually i should say the blue smaller board on the top left


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    Don't know which specific model you have, but have you looked at ifixit?

    Installing iMac Intel 20" EMC 2105 and 2118 Power Supply - iFixit

    http://www.ifixit.com/Apple-Parts/iM..._2105_and_2118

    ifixit lists what I believe may be your part in stock for $139.95
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    thats very helpful, thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScORTED View Post
    thats very helpful, thank you
    You're welcome.
    I've always wanted to be smart, handsome and modest. But, I guess I'll have to be satisfied with two out of three . . .

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