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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Re: iMac won't power up
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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The easiest way to sync a Mac with an iOS device like the iPad is to configure both to use iCloud for syncing.
Make sure you use the same Apple ID when you sign in to iCloud.
On your iPad, go to Settings -> iCloud. The "Account" line will show your Apple ID. From this screen you can also turn on syncing for contacts, calendars, etc.
On the Mac, go to System Preferences -> iCloud, Click the "Account Details" button to see what Apple ID you're using. If it's different from the iPad, then click Sign Out, then sign back in with the same Apple ID used on the iPad. Be sure to check the checkboxes next to the items you want to sync.
This is usually due to the BIOS/Clock/CMOS battery dying. If the battery is dead, it won't start up at all.
Check out YouTube for instructions on opening your model, and replacement batteries are available at just about any Radio Shack, or online at various places. These guys may have them, too: http://www.headgapstore.com/
I'm guessing that the mac has frozen and you don't know what to do.
Most folk just pull the plug out of the wall, count to 5, and then plug it back in again and then switch the computer back on. Although this works Ok it it not the ideal way to do it as it can cause problems with the hard-drive.
The correct way is to press the power button on the back of the iMac while counting to 10. By the time you reach 9 it should have turned itself off (completely off - no white light glowing on the front!)
Leave it off for another 10 seconds and then press the button again to start it up.
I am afraid i gave in and found an Apple repair company. They sorted it out at a high cost but I cannot function with all my interests without a machine that I can trust. The engineer said he found my E mail in the waste bin. No idea how it got there or how I could recover it. I had look at the contents of this bin several times and never saw anything resembling mail.
Hello, difficult question....
I have not found a new model that has MacOS 9 Drivers....
Would you be interested in a second hand printer, because you should be able to get your hands on an EPSON 777 inkjet printer it's a good printer and MacOS 9 and MacOS X compatible.
The line is an indication that there is a failure in the display, most times the failure will be limited to the line you see but occasionally the problem will spread, causing more lines. the only way to fix it is to have the display replaced.
Okay, you probably need a new power supply, this unit had many power supply and logic board problems. 300.00 is a lot for a power supply, 120.00 is the usual cost plus 50.00 labour, and that is canadian dollars, it should be much cheaper if you are in the U.S.
It may be possible that the power supply, display and or logicbpard may be having issues. Apple recommends resetting the pram and nvram. If issue persists reset SMU. YOur machine is 6 months outside of the original warranty, but if you purchased the 3 year extension plan, you may want to take action on it.