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Removing outer shell of emac

Hello i took my emac apart before but i remember having a big problem connecting the small power button wire back on it is so tiny.  used a tweezer and needle or something and it took me hours.  anyway i would like to know how i can reconnect the power button or what is  the proper way of going about it. i have to clean the inside around the fan. i can't find a print out i had on how to go about it. it is okay now but i want to clean it. please reply asap. thanks

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Purchase a curved Hemostat. This works wonders in tight situations because you can lock the gripper in place while you work the plug back in. Hemostats usually cost less than 5 bucks at fleamarkets and some Drug Stores.

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Lift the housing up 4 " pull off the power button cable on the housing side. reverse.
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Remove all connections from your E-mac including powercord. Put a folded blanket on the floor and lift the E-mac from the table and put it on the folded blanket so that the screen is on the blanket. Now you have acces to the bottom. Unscrew and take the swivel off. Be careful because eMac is the heaviest computer ever made by Apple. Good luck.

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I want to transplant emac power supply


Hi Paul, OPen an eMac is staighytforward but a little risky becasue onece the case is open you are exposed to the EHT circuity and the nasty capacitors.
Sit the unit on its screen then undo the large silver allan screws on the outisde of the unit and the screws on the base. Lift off the back of the unit carefully and watch that you dont break the cire connecting the on-off switch. It usually has enough slack so that you can disconnect it safely.Once the back is off you can see what you have to do. - it's not easy though as I remember, the way the thing has been put together is not exactly obvious.

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What do I do if every time i turn my emac on there is only a flashing file in the center of the screen and no mouse courser


I have a possible solution, but it would be helpful to know what operating system you have on your eMac. Mac OS X is the Mac operating system. Do you have Mac OS X 10.2, 10.3, or 10.4, for example.
Solution:Do you have your system discs for your eMac or an Mac OS X installation disc? You'll need it to fix the problem. Use the newest disc you have.
WARNING: There is a _slight_ risk of loss of your data (pictures, documents, etc.) when reinstalling your operating system. Backing up your precious photos and other documents is critical!

1. If the eMac is on, hold down the power button until it turns off. 2. Turn the eMac while holding down the mouse button. 3. When the CD/DVD drive opens, put the system disc in (use disc #1 if you have more than one disc). 4. Turn the machine off again by holding down the power button. 5. Turn the machine on while holding down the C key on the keyboard to boot from CD (or DVD). 6. Wait until the eMac boots from your system disc. 7. You should see the install screen. There should be an Options button. Click the Options button. 8. One of the choices will be to do an "Archive and Install". Go ahead and do an "Archive and Install", which will reinstall the operating system but leave your photos and other files. See cautions above. **Do _NOT_ click the option to ERASE the hard drive** or you'll lose all your photos, etc. 9. Once it's all done (expect it to take an hour or more), you should be able to use your computer normally.
Good luck. I hope this is understandable. If you need more help, please post again. *Please rate me if this helped.* Thanks!

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Emac won't start up


An Emac! one of my favorite CRT Macs :D

They sometimes had a problem of the vibrations of the speakers killing the CRT Tube. But it sounds like you are having worse problems.

the first suspect would be bad ram. Try removing one stick, then the other and running it with only one stick. If you only have one stick, then get ahold of a new stick and try that. There is a little rectangular cover on the bottom of the computer that your ram hides under.

If that doesnt fix it, return any purchase of sticks or ram and lament the death of your mac. Not that it is not fixable, its just cheaper to get a new one, and hey, unless your hard drive is fried, you can even get all your data off! How cool is that?

DISCLAIMER: You are dealing with a CRT (Cathode Ray Tube) Monitor. It can and will shock you if you touch the wrong bit. Possibly even lethally. EVEN if it is unplugged. If you dont feel comfortable opening the case, pay a professional.

Here is a link showing how to take apart your mac. http://www.wilko.com/emac/
This also has a good picture of the memory cover.

Once you have the hard drive out you can get and IDE to USB cable or hard drive enclosure, and hook your old drive up to your new mac, and use the migration utility (in the utilities folder) and pull your whole account (applications and all) to the new mac.

You can get a 1.4GHz Emac for around $200 these days.

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With the ethernet connected, try going to system preferences, choose network and select built-in ethernet in the left hand panel and then in the right hand panel at configure use the esing DHCP option then click on Apply in the bottom right of the network panel.

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Attach some rollers to it, attach a motor to said rollers, add power to motor, and feed wire through rollers. However, I have no idea why you would want to do that.

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Well i don't know of a fix for the issue u have, but i do have a tip and you might be able to fix the issue you have this way as well. But if you plan on transfering files from one mac to another esp. if one is either an older mac or a portable. you would always want to make one or the other a target disk instead of two stand alone mac's.
Why, because your eMac's older and the data transfer might be failing or can't process the data fast enough to get broken down to bits to be put back on the other end thru the cat5 line. But to transfer files of over 1 GB i would recommend you start the iBook in target disk mode. But since your eMac is the one with some issues put the eMac as the target.
To connect two mac using TDM (Target Disk Mode) you will need to get either a 6-pin IEEE to 6-pin IEEE firewire 800 cable, a 6-pin IEEE to 9-pin IEEE firewire 800 cable, or a 9-pin IEEE to 9-pin IEEE (if your eMac has a 9-pin port) firewire 800 cable.
Then you connect the cable to one of the eMac's 6 or 9 pin ports and the other end to one of the iBooks firewire 800 ports. (the iBook has both the 6 pin a48d559.gif and the 9 pin. 24a3000.gif800 ports) To start up as the target disk you press and hold T immediately after pressing the power on button. once you see the firewire symbol bounce around the screen you can let go. Now its like connecting to a external hard drive.

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MAC G4 won't boot - Blue screen appears


Hi Sorry to hear you are having troubles,You will need a firewire 400 cableOK, first thing you must do is reboot the eMac in TARGET mode, this means it will be recognized as an external disk. To get the eMac in TARGET mode, you must be sure the eMac is turned OFF and has a functioning keyboard connected.Power on the eMac and very very rapidly press the ( T ) key on the keyboard, be sure the caps lock button is not pressed. If all goes well, you will see the firewire logo appear larger than life on the screen.( If you are unable to get into TARGET mode, it is highly probable that the mother board of the internal hard drive is damaged and preventing the eMac from entering TARGET mode, sorry, that's the end of the line..)Once you enter TARGET mode on the eMac, connect the firewire cable to your G4 PowerBook, you can do this either while it is running or when it is off and then turn it on.
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