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Emac Startup Issue

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theguy1068 Calculating status...
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Jan 19, 2013 8:51 AM

I was working on an Emac today to install a wireless card. It was plugged in and off, so I tipped it back to get to the CD drive, when I heard a sound (not sure how to describe it). Now the emac will not start. I have unplugged the cord and am letting it sit for 15 minutes, and have reset the PMU. The only thing I did notice is the air around it smells sort of fried (not sure if thats the right word or not), so I'm hoping I didn't fry the motherboard. But any suggestions on what happened and/or how to fix it would be appreciated!

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  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,705 points)
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    Jan 19, 2013 10:33 AM (in response to theguy1068)

    Ouch, sounds like it died for some reason, not much you can try beyond what you have.

     

    I suspect the PSU went out with the smell.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,705 points)
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    Jan 19, 2013 1:53 PM (in response to theguy1068)

    eMacs are buzzards to work on, but it can be done, but it may be cheaper to buy a used eMac, I've even seen them free at some recycle places.

     

    I used to have a link to a place in oregon that rebuilds eMac PSUs, but lost it.

     

    http://www.powermax.com/parts/code/PM_CU_EM

  • Allan Jones Level 7 Level 7 (29,575 points)
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    Jan 19, 2013 8:35 PM (in response to BDAqua)

    BD wrote:

     

    I used to have a link to a place in oregon that rebuilds eMac PSUs, but lost it.

     

    I think that's Synaptech in Eugene OR. They were the only place that did a bad cap repair rather than a logic board swapout, and the cost was reasonbale as long as you didn't have to ship a 50+ pound eMac across the country.

     

    However, I can't get their web site to come up today.

     

    http://synaptech.com/

     

    They went down for months last year then can back up about Sept. Don't know it they are stll a going concern.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,705 points)
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    Jan 19, 2013 8:47 PM (in response to Allan Jones)

    Thanks Allan, they might try calling them...

     

    SYNAPTECH

    115 W 8TH AVE
    EUGENEOR  97401-2961  |  view map

    (541) 342-7865

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