[rescue] Power and Imac

Atom rescue at port11.net
Mon Apr 25 23:21:57 CDT 2005

On Apr 25, 2005, at 11:38 PM, Patrick Giagnocavo wrote:

> On Mon, Apr 25, 2005 at 11:26:26PM -0400, Atom wrote:
>> 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.

I assume the leaky cap's would be inside the PSU? Will that cause a  
mac not to turn on at all and just get smelly (burnt electronics).

I'll open the PSU up tomorrow at work.

Thanks for the hint.

-- Thomas

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