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Message #1 - Posted 2004/08/01 - Richard Dowling

My iMac400 has suddenly begun to cut out, as if a powercut has occurred. Am I correct in thinking this is probably the iMac powersupply that's developed a fault, and if so is it something that is repairable or replaceable, without recourse to the (miles away) Apple Dealer.

Message #2 - Posted 2004/08/01 - Bonge Boo!

On 1/8/04 12:19 pm, in article 1ghu9si.11dw59kdpvylwN%dowling@dircon.co.uk, Richard Dowling wrote:

My iMac400 has suddenly begun to cut out, as if a powercut has occurred. Am I correct in thinking this is probably the iMac powersupply that's developed a fault, and if so is it something that is repairable or replaceable, without recourse to the (miles away) Apple Dealer.

Probably yes, probably no, yes depending how brave you are.

But likely to cost more than the economic value of the machine.

Message #3 - Posted 2004/08/01 - Andy Hewitt

Richard Dowling wrote:

My iMac400 has suddenly begun to cut out, as if a powercut has occurred. Am I correct in thinking this is probably the iMac powersupply that's developed a fault, and if so is it something that is repairable or replaceable, without recourse to the (miles away) Apple Dealer.

Check the power lead is *fully* pushed home first. Mine did this and all it was, was the loose lead - it doesn't have to be much either.

Andy Hewitt ** FAF#1, (Ex-OSOS#5) - FJ1200 ABS
Honda Concerto 16v: Windows free zone (Mac G5 Dual Processor) http://www.thehewitts.plus.com - now online

Message #4 - Posted 2004/08/01 - Richard Dowling

Andy Hewitt wrote:

Check the power lead is *fully* pushed home first. Mine did this and all it was, was the loose lead - it doesn't have to be much either.

I think you may be right (again). I thought I had checked this but on retry the lead did bed in further, seems the cable was snagging my desk. Looks good so far, thanks

Message #5 - Posted 2004/08/01 - Andy Hewitt

Richard Dowling wrote:

Andy Hewitt wrote:

Check the power lead is *fully* pushed home first. Mine did this and all it was, was the loose lead - it doesn't have to be much either.

I think you may be right (again). I thought I had checked this but on retry the lead did bed in further, seems the cable was snagging my desk. Looks good so far, thanks

Aye, that's exactly what I did, got the lead trapped behind the desk, and it pulled every time I moved the iMac.

Andy Hewitt ** FAF#1, (Ex-OSOS#5) - FJ1200 ABS
Honda Concerto 16v: Windows free zone (Mac G5 Dual Processor) http://www.thehewitts.plus.com - now online

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