Posted on 2000-03-08
One of the PowerMacs at the computer lab at work won't start-up at all. Last time I turned it on, the electricity flickered on and off as it was booting up, and the old surge protector apparently didn't protect. Now when I try to turn on the power switch on the back on the computer, all I get is a clicking sound... no picture on the screen, no power indicator light, no response to keyboard or mouse. Nothing.
The clicking is not that of a bad hard drive trying to be accessed, but more of an electrical sound, if that makes any sense. The model is a 5400/200 with 24mb. It is connected via AppleTalk to an ethernet. None of the other computers were affected.
I've notified my district's tech people to come pick it up for repair, but that'll be at least a week or more. So, if I can do something in the meantime, I'd appreciate any input.