Question about Apple iMac G4 Desktop
I recently bought my friend a second hand imac for his birthday and he has now spilt tea on it which i think ran onto the motherboard through the rear slots...its a long story but...i got it back to have a look at at cause it now wont power up...the fan and all works and we can get 4 beeps and 1 long flash followed by 4 short flashes from the monitor led but thats it........could the motherboard be fried????or does anyone know the significance of the flashes...please help...thanks eric
ps if i leave it switched on the led flashes every so often
The flashes are because they were activated in the Systems Preferences > Universal Access > Hearing to turn on when the computer beeps. This is to alert those Mac users who cannot hear, so that they are aware of the alert. They will be able to see the alert. It has nothing to do with the motherboard or problems with it. :-)
As for turning it on at all - try holding down the shift key while booting the Mac. This gives it a safe boot. If it boots that way, you know it can boot. Then go to Disc Utilities and select 'repair permissions'. That might take awhile, but should help. You might have to reinstall the OS to make all work again. That's IF the tea didn't do its thing. It's a good idea to get a skin for the keys. They can be found at most stores that carry Mac products, or online at the Apple store. Good luck.
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