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  1. #1

    Member Since
    Jan 03, 2013
    eMac won't turn on
    Hello everyone. Hope someone can help with this problem. I've got a 10 year old eMac that won't turn on after having been set aside for a few months.

    I moved the computer to make room for some new gear a few months back. Some time later I wanted to get something off the computer so I hooked it back up and hit the power button, but the computer refused to start up. When I hit the button it makes the typical start up sound and I can hear the fan kick in, but after a few moments everything just goes dead again. Any idea what's going on?

    Thanks for any help.

  2. #2

    Member Since
    Dec 25, 2012
    G4 Quicksilver 733Mhz 256mb ram, 40gb hdd, also G4 Imac 17inch flat panel 800Mhz, 1gb ram, 80gb hdd
    I do not know much about emac, but many faults I can hear about on macs seems to be always pointing to the PRAM battery, and since you have left it there for a while, it could be that the battery has discharged.
    If you know how to open it, maybe you can check the battery or just replace it.
    Maybe someone more compitent on macs can help you a bit more about your issue. There are many people on this forum who are ready to help you believe me, just give them some time.

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    Member Since
    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    iMac i5 2.7GHz, 16GB memory, OS 10.11
    Good advice freccia. This is how you replace the battery:-

    eMac: How to Replace the Backup Battery

    And this is the type of battery you need:-
    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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    Member Since
    Jan 03, 2013
    Pulled battery out tonight. Will see if I can find a replacement tomorrow. Thanks.

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