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Imac g4 flat panel 1.0 gb power lamp replacement

On the right side of the flat panel is a small hole at the bottom right. there is supposed to be a power lamp indicator. mine does not work. i would imagine its a led. does anyone know replacement specs?

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  • mjuseven Feb 01, 2009

    I have the same problem, power indicator LED doesn't light up in normal operation mode. I can see that it is blinking in sleep mode.

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This led indicate your mac is sleeping, don't panic

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