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IMac won't power up

Hello all. I have an 18 mos old Apple iMac. I usually leave it on all the time but have found it completely off several times. This has required simply pressing the power button and it powers up. Lately, however, the power button has been slow to respond and this evening found that the computer remains dead to all my pleadings and coaxing. What O what is wrong with my computer ?

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  • Anonymous Nov 01, 2008

    IMac won't power up

  • OldMa Nov 05, 2008

    Hi all... again. I should be able to pick up my iMac on Friday. A power source (?) replacement is on its way. Any thoughts on this $ 300.00+ repair ? I was told it would be much cheaper on a PC but a Mac is what I prefer. I, along with, Guest, would appreciate any enlightenment on this situation that you might be able to share (Guest is much more succinct). :)

  • OldMa Dec 04, 2008

    Again, thanks for trying, seanshabba, but if you read the threads, you didn't tell me anything that wasn't offered previously. I appreciate your effort, though. Saying it "might" be the power source is way too weak for me to put credence in. C'mon, be BOLD.

  • Loteck May 11, 2010

    Has any of you ever taken an iMac apart? If you have you would understand why it costs $300.00 for this repair.

  • Krabby May 11, 2010

    What is the exact model that you have, your message stated that the repair would be $300.00 and up, seems a little steep for a power supply.  Is the unit 18 months old or have you had it for 18 months and it is much older than that?


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From the looks of the newer iMacs,changing anything inside must be a difficult, involved process. I know the older ones are hard to repair. $300.00 may not be that far out of line. Try changing a hard drive in an eMac sometime.

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It might be the power source

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