[rescue] Power and Imac

Patrick Giagnocavo patrick at mail.zill.net
Mon Apr 25 22:38:33 CDT 2005

On Mon, Apr 25, 2005 at 11:26:26PM -0400, Atom wrote:
> I just saved 2 macs from being tossed. One is a g3-600mhz iMac and  
> the other one is a g4 powermac.
> The G3-600 seems to have an issue with the CRT. When I power it up  
> the screen slowly fades out until it's black and gone. The rest seems  
> to work just fine.

Pretty sure it is fixable if you can find the right part.  

> The G4-400 Gigabit? desktop somehow starts to smell really bad after  
> plugging in the power. It wont power up and will smell like burnt  
> circuity. I "blame" the smell coming from the powersupply so anybody  
> know where to get a "cheap" powersupply for those. Or if I can  
> convert an ATX PSU besides the fact that ATX would not have +28v?

Maybe the leaky capacitor problem?  Can you see any gooey brown stuff
on the top part of the capacitor(s)?  If so, and you feel comfortable
enough to work on it, just replace any bad capacitors with new ones.


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