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IMac G5,(late model '04)


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#1 rivalg

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Posted 03 September 2010 - 05:08 PM

In March this year, I shutoff my Imac and disconnected it from the power supply.

Today, (5 months later) I tried to boot it up but it will not start. I want to download some files from this computer, erase the user, and then send it to Apple to recycle.

I think it is the internal battery that is dead because the computer was disconnected from the power supply for a long time. What do I need to do to "wake up" this computer? If I leave it connected to the power supply for a few days, will this recharge the internal battery?

Thanks for any ideas.

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Posted 04 September 2010 - 04:47 PM

iMac without an iSight
iMac G5: Troubleshooting when your computer won't turn on

With iSight
iMac G5: How to Reset the SMU

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Posted 04 September 2010 - 10:02 PM

Thanks - Information from the link helped me to get it going

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 04:56 AM

It may very well be your internal battery. Sometimes, however, if computers sit around idling for a while, internal moving parts actually freeze.




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