?
Solved

IMac 233 startup requires a warmup

Posted on 2003-03-17
3
Medium Priority
?
318 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-27
After several years of dependable service my IMac began to require a "warm-up" period before it would actually startup.

By this I mean that pushing the power "ON" button causes the power button to light amber. The fan comes on. Then one relay click followed by a second click happens and then no change. The light stays amber with no other sight or sound regardless of how long the IMac is left on.

If after some time, perhaps 20 minuets, I push the reset button with a paperclip or alternately pull the power cord and reconnect and then press the power button the IMac cycles on normally.

I have tried the following: changed the battery, disconnected all external cables, tried a CD startup disc, reset the pram, reseated all connectors on the cpu board and reseated the memory.

I suspect that there is some sort of thermal issue with the power supply board (thgough I do not know where this is exactly).

Replies gratefully accepted.

Bob
3/17/03
0
Comment
Question by:RWSwezey
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
3 Comments
 
LVL 30

Accepted Solution

by:
weed earned 300 total points
ID: 8155607
Sounds kinda like a power supply issue but you could try resetting via the CUDA switch.
0

Featured Post

On Demand Webinar: Networking for the Cloud Era

Ready to improve network connectivity? Watch this webinar to learn how SD-WANs and a one-click instant connect tool can boost provisions, deployment, and management of your cloud connection.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

How to extract the music from an iPod with freeware. Freeware      Not for iTouch or iPhone only works under Windows. iDump            http://www.softpedia.com/get/IPOD-TOOLS/Multimedia-IPOD-tools/iDump.shtml Sadly, newer versions of iDump are no longer fre…
Article by: Justin
In light of the WannaCry ransomware attack that affected millions of Windows machines, you might wonder if your Mac needs protecting. Yes, it does and here is how to do it.
In this brief tutorial Pawel from AdRem Software explains how you can quickly find out which services are running on your network, or what are the IP addresses of servers responsible for each service. Software used is freeware NetCrunch Tools (https…
Do you want to know how to make a graph with Microsoft Access? First, create a query with the data for the chart. Then make a blank form and add a chart control. This video also shows how to change what data is displayed on the graph as well as form…
Suggested Courses
Course of the Month11 days, 20 hours left to enroll

752 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question