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Monitor won't turn on - Apple eMac G4 Desktop

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  • yourwebmonke Dec 27, 2008

    I just got this emac. The front panel light comes on but the Monitor does not turn on.
    Any thoughts
    Thanks so much

  • Martin Buck
    Martin Buck May 11, 2010

    Do you get any tones when you start up? Can you hear the hard drive spinning? If you get the normal start up tones try plugging an external monitor into the eMac and check for a display signal. It may be either video failure, or screen failure.


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My eMac has no port for an external monitor. I've heard that there is a way to install one but it seems that to do this the computer must be partially disassembled. Being that there is like 8 million volts of electricity stored somewhere inside the CRT I would not attempt this yourself. You might get electrocuted. This is the problem with all in one computers. When the monitor goes it is an expensive repair.

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