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My emac doesn't power on

My emac won't power up

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  • Anonymous Dec 10, 2008

    after a power outage, my emac won't start, however the printer plugged into the same surge protector does work?



  • jujukat Dec 15, 2008

    When restarting our eMac, actually I think it only happens after unplugging it and replugging into the power outlet, we get a black screen and no sound. The white light on the front is on and blinks a few times. We hard restart and get a static-like sound. Again, white lights. Hard restart: 4 or so staticy beeps, still black screen. Restart again: We get the startup tone but it's all staticy, black screen. Restart again: sound a bit improved, but no luck. Again, finally we get the norman startup tone and indeed, it does start properly. Any suggestions?

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    TechStuff May 11, 2010

    Please provide more information. Does it make any sound or respond in any way (lights, sound from the hard drive) when you hit the power button?


    If it turns on but doesn't completely start up, please tell me how far it gets.

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Unplug it over night and try to power up in the morning

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Try zapping the PRAM. Hold down "P" "R" "OPTION" "MAC LOGO" keys when you boot. Hold down these keys until you hear the starting chord six times. Let off of the keys and see what happens.

Posted on Dec 19, 2008

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    Kenneth Adams May 28, 2012

    Did that with Disc 1 installed and without it installed. Also did it with and without ethernet cable attached. All ways only ended up with white screen and Apple icon on the screen. ??

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