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iMac - iMac G5 And No Clue What To Do!!!


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A little help would be greatly appreciated. I'v just been given a G5 iSight as it was playing up for a friend. It switches on and the white LED comes on at the front. that's it.........Nothing else. Unfortunately this is the 1st mac I've ever seen!

Any ideas?

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Chaps & Chapesses,
A little help would be greatly appreciated. I'v just been given a G5 iSight as it was playing up for a friend. It switches on and the white LED comes on at the front. that's it.........Nothing else. Unfortunately this is the 1st mac I've ever seen!

Any ideas?

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How long have you waited with the LED showing white? Sometimes they take up to 30 seconds then the LED will dim.
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Up to about 10 mins before I get bored!
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Try resetting the PRAM:

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=2238
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Power it on and immediately hold Option, Apple, P, and R all at the same time and wait till it chimes a second time. That might cure it.
(That was resetting the PRAM.) I know there was a link above it is easier to just read here.
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Apart from the PRAM/NVRAM fix, you could also try iMac G5: How to Reset the SMU.
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Ok then, if nothing else I'm learning.........Well thats what I keep telling myself!

So I the PRAM, at least I think I did as it seemed to have no real effect. White LED still came on, but that was it.

I then tried resetting the SMU.......... Now I don't get the LED on the front at all, but an internal fan appears to be going very hard, but still nothing else......

Over to you! Thanks again guys.
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Try taking out and reseating the memory stick(s).
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Thanks for the suggestion, but I didnt think that was possible? I was basing that comment on this article

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=302506

Sorry if I'm being ignorant
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