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I-mac power faliure

I have a blueberry i-mac and when I go to power on it turns on for about three seconds then dies. If I try to turn it back on, it will not power up. I have to unplug and replug it back into the outlet numerous times before it will power on. Help I really love my i-mac.

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    brian c May 11, 2010

    So you get as far as the magic "hmmm" then shuts off?

    An old teal i-mac that someone gave me had started doing that.

    When I called one of my Mac friends, he said it is either the power supply inside, or the machine is unable to boot from the hard drive.

    So, I gave up on it, and put it in the corner (it was free and I wasn't about to put any money into it anyway)

    About a year later, just for fun, I plugged it in, and it worked fine.

    To this day I have no idea what caused it.

    I would make sure that there aren't any "weird" usb devices, etc plugged into it. It may be trying to boot from them.


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I'm thinking that your battery in the iMac is dead or very close to being dead. Or your power cord is no good anymore or your power supply is on the verge of being dead. Hope it helps.

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