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Mac G4 wont turn on.

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Not sure what else to put, i have checked all the power sources, Does anybody else think it is the power supply in the system.

Thanks in advance.
Prakash
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    by:jonkreisler
    If it's completely dead (no clicking, whirring or any other noises when you attach power cord and no sounds when you press the power button) it's a good bet it's either the power supply or the power cord. (If there's a break in the power cord, no power can get to the system.) If the system is still under warranty, the power supply is covered.
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    by:brettmjohnson
    You may need to replace the battery on the motherboard:
    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=42713

    If the fans and LED turn on, you may have a more serious problem:
    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=95054

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    by:eplanetsystems
    The battery was replaced and the problem still persists. No lights anywhere, no sound.
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    Almost certainly power supply. I think you'll need to get a Macintosh one but a) they should be very easy to get hold of second-hand, reconditioned or salvaged b) they are cheap and c) you can install it yourself.

    Where are you based?
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    by:eplanetsystems
    San Diego, i did check the stores, but they dont know what wattage, when i ask for g4.
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    by:Andrew Duffy
    Yeah they're talking about standard PSU units for PCs - they simply won't work in your G4. You need to get a proper Macintosh one. A G3 PSU will work (I've fitted one successfully before) but it needs to be Macintosh. Ask at your nearest Apple dealer (if there is such a thing) if they have any spares they could sell you cheaply. Don't pay more than $30 at the most. Maybe even check ebay for a G4 PSU?
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    by:eplanetsystems
    Thanks Guys, let me try to find some and install them.
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