Question about Apple iMac G4 20" Mac Desktop

1 Answer

I have a Imac G4 20 flat running 10.5.6. My sound now just starts up then cuts out, starts up then cuts out continuously. (had this computer for some years and this just started) Any ideas on what to do?

Posted by on

  • cardtoon Mar 12, 2009

    Okay, when it starts up the chime starts and then fades.
    If I play itunes or other like it, the music starts then quickly fades out, then comes back for a few seconds and then fades out again. 
    Same applies when I get mail, the sound gives a half a beep then cuts out.
    does this make sense now?
    The rest of the systems is working fine.

  • cardtoon Mar 12, 2009

    I put in the headphones and the sound is fine so it must be the internal speakers going off and on.  Will it need to be replace. Better plug in some external speakers if I can't repair the other internal problem.

×

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Master:

    An expert who has achieved Level 3.

  • Master
  • 404 Answers

Sound starts up then cuts, this is realy not gona help could you be more specific please

Posted on Mar 10, 2009

  • lotfi bouakaz
    lotfi bouakaz Mar 12, 2009

    i never heard of this before but can u do the following

    plug earphones they're the ones you use for ipod, does the same happens?



  • lotfi bouakaz
    lotfi bouakaz Mar 13, 2009

    yes hence its a desktop best to just buy a $20 pc speakers or if you fancy better soud buy the cinema surround ones for like $40

    to replace the internal is very expensive and I wouldn'd bother.



    so thereyou go. fixya isnt it?

×

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

IMac Computer will not turn on


Don't worry, I am a factory trained Apple expert! When you press the power button, do you see the white LED power light on the front of the iMac light up? Does it make ANY sound? If it is completely non-responsive, it will at the very least need a new Power Supply with the worst case being a logic board.

Dec 16, 2013 | Televison & Video

1 Answer

I need to unlock a iMac running OS 10.6.1


Step 1:

Turn off your iMac G5

Step 2:

Power it back on. Right when you hear the startup sound, hold down Command and S together. This will bring up a black and white terminal prompt.

Step 3:

If at this point, it asks for a password (firmware password), power back down the iMac, change the amount of RAM (remove one stick of RAM and leave the other in), turn the computer back on and when you hear the start up sound hold down Command + Option + P + R. Keep holding until it restarts again. Once it restarts again, let it boot up, then shut it down again and put the stick of RAM back in. This will reset the firmware password and should allow you to continue onto the next step.

Step 4:

Once you are successfully at the command prompt, type the following commands, pressing enter after each line.

mount -uw /
rm /var/db/.AppleSetupDone
shutdown -h now

Step 5:

That's it! Once you boot back up, you should have a brand new administrator account that you can use to access all files and remove other accounts.

Dec 25, 2012 | Apple iMac G5 Desktop

1 Answer

If we set the freezer to cut off at -10 next day it might cut off at -32 or it might just continue to run the compressor


definately sounds like a control problem. I'd start in that area first. Let me know what I can do for you. Just be sure to include the model and serial numbers and we will give it our best shot.

Jan 15, 2011 | Turbo Air 49 cu. ft. / 1388 liter...

1 Answer

Apple 20 in Imac G5 turn on for about 40 second and shut it down itself .. please help


Sounds like you need to reset your SMU and NVRAM:

To reset your SMU:
  1. Turn off the computer by choosing Shut Down from the Apple menu, or by holding the power button until the computer turns off.
  2. Unplug all cables from the computer, including the power cord.
  3. Wait 10 seconds.
  4. Plug in the power cord while simultaneously pressing and holding the power button on the back of the computer.
  5. Let go of the power button.
  6. Press the power button once more to start up your iMac.

To reset your NVRAM:

  1. Shut down the computer.
  2. Locate the following keys on the keyboard: Command, Option, P, and R. You will need to hold these keys down simultaneously in step 4.
  3. Turn on the computer.
  4. Press and hold the Command-Option-P-R keys. You must press this key combination before the gray screen appears.
  5. Hold the keys down until the computer restarts and you hear the startup sound for the second time.
  6. Release the keys.
If those don't resolve the issue, your computer will probably need service. Good luck!

Oct 10, 2010 | Apple iMac G5 Desktop

1 Answer

APPLE IMAC G4 - TRYING TO INSTALL OS WITHOUT DISK EJECT BUTTON


Reastart the iMac and at the same time hold down the mouse left click button. If that does not work.
  1. Restart the computer.
  2. Immediately after the startup sound, press and hold the key combination Command-Option-O-F.
    Note: The Command key has the Apple and (commandkeysymbol.gif) icons on it.
  3. Release the keys when you see a white screen that says "Welcome to Open Firmware."
  4. At the prompt, type: eject cd
  5. Press Return, then wait a few seconds. The disc drive should eject any disc that is present, and "ok" appears behind your command when the action is complete.
  6. Type: mac-boot
  7. Press Return.

Dec 11, 2009 | Apple iMac G4 Desktop

1 Answer

Falt panel imac will not boot up


Try resetting the Pmu.
  1. Shut down the computer.
  2. Locate the following keys on the keyboard: Command, Option, P, and R. You will need to hold these keys down simultaneously in step 4.
  3. Turn on the computer.
  4. Press and hold the Command-Option-P-R keys. You must press this key combination before the gray screen appears.
  5. Hold the keys down until the computer restarts and you hear the startup sound for the second time.
  6. Release the keys.
Good luck

Sep 22, 2009 | Apple iMac G4 Desktop

1 Answer

Tv cuts off and on no picture or sound


Most TV shut downs like this are HEAT related.Try increased cooling with a fan blowing into it to test this on yours.If it works leave the fan running or repair with a nice little but strong computer fan placed behind the unit..

Aug 17, 2009 | LG 32LG30 32 in. LCD HDTV

1 Answer

Car wont run for more than 4 miles


sound like a bad fuel filter you could also check the fuel pump to make sure that is working properly too

Jul 04, 2009 | Land Rover Range Rover Sport Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Burgman 250 will not start


Ck fuses and wire connections first. If no problem seen, get bike running and disconnect the ground cable @ battery. If bike dies the problem generally is in the stator or regulator assembly not keeping battery charged. Bike will run untill the battery is too low to keep the ignition system energized and the bike will die. If it continues running w/the ground disconnected, the battery could have a dead cell which will drain the battery in a very short time whether it is running or not.

May 03, 2009 | Suzuki Burgman 250 Motorcycles

Not finding what you are looking for?
Apple iMac G4 20" Mac Desktop Logo

Related Topics:

291 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Apple Computers & Internet Experts

paulcarew

Level 3 Expert

2364 Answers

Martin Buck
Martin Buck

Level 2 Expert

81 Answers

MarkMAlford
MarkMAlford

Level 1 Expert

6 Answers

Are you an Apple Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...