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themacmeister's picture
Joined: 2009 Oct 26
My eMac blew up!

I have lost my trusty 1.25GHz G4 eMac. It appears the power supply snuffed it...

I have salvaged all I could from it...



j_damage•69's picture
Joined: 2009 Apr 17

I think the same has happened to me : / though I had nothing very important on it. Tried replacing the HD (which is a mission) put it back together and now it wont even turn on.... Checked all the connections but nope.. My guess is it has shorted out, damn.

j_damage•69's picture
Joined: 2009 Apr 17

. . .

Balrog's picture
Joined: 2009 Apr 24

Probably the power supply capacitors need to be replaced. Good luck.

max1zzz's picture
Joined: 2010 Oct 3

I feel for you, i remember when i got my 350mhz imac g3 (For free Smile), in mint condition, first thing i did was try to boot 10.3 on it without updating the firmware, wouldn't boot after that, luckily i managed to salvage it by updating the firmware via vnc

xy's picture
Joined: 2009 Aug 7

I once had a suddenly not starting Titanium. We found out that the motherboard/logic board had to be replaced. Probably the processor was damaged but with newer Macs everything including processors is on the motherboard/logic board so for every little damage you have to replace the entire motherboard/logic board! Thank you Steve Jobs!

24bit's picture
Joined: 2010 Nov 19

Sorry for your loss Macmeister! You sure have other machines where you could connect the eMac's ATA100 to for rcovery.
Some people re-cap their old Macs, but I do not know if this was already done with "new ones" like yours.