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omg. my iMac G5 wont start up... wont shut down... just blank/black

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omg. my iMac G5 won't start up... won't shut down... just blank/black screen, and the power light blinks like it does when it's asleep. PLEEZE HELP ME.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Mac
Expert:  Daniel replied 6 years ago.
Hello, my name is Dan.
I will do my best to help you, the only stupid question is the unasked one.
Ok, try this. Please follow exactly or it will not work. This may bring it to life or it may not but at this point it is the best shot.
The part you want is on the lower part.
Let me know the result.
Customer: replied 6 years ago.

Hi Dan.

Thanks for getting back to me.

I tried the sequences. No response from my mac, and the power light still blinks.



Expert:  Daniel replied 6 years ago.
If you feel comfortable opening the iMacs RAM try removing that and cleaning the contacts with a good pencil eraser. Shut it down first.
Is there a pattern with the blinking lights, that will tell us something.
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
No pattern really... just a steady blink every 4 seconds. It's been a long time since I've opened up a mac (all the way back to the early 90's when installing extra memory in a power mac!) I'm not sure how to do it, but I'm not afraid of it.
Expert:  Daniel replied 6 years ago.
These are the next steps.
Here is a site to assist with take apart.
They also will have suggestions.
Read everything carefully.
Customer: replied 6 years ago.

I'll keep you posted. Thanks.



Expert:  Daniel replied 6 years ago.
Hope that helps.