3 Replies Latest reply: May 5, 2013 12:27 PM by Allan Jones
loon48 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I have an old iMac (600MHZ PowerPCG3) running OS10.3.9. We recently had lightening strike our home which caused a few funky electrical problems, one of which is that the iMac will no longer connect to the internet. The internet connection is OK because my laptop and iPad work fine. Is it a problem that requires resetting something?


iMac, Mac OS X (10.3.x), Power PC G3
  • 1. Re: Unable to connect to internet
    Allan Jones Level 7 Level 7 (30,415 points)

    How was the iMac connected to the internet? Ethernet cable? Phone line? Wireless?

     

    Does your modem have a USB port?

     

    Over the years there have been a number of reports of lightning strikes taking out ethernet ports or at least their function without harming anything else on the computer.

  • 2. Re: Unable to connect to internet
    loon48 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    The iMac is connected to the internet through a built-in Ethernet. The cable goes from the iMac to my Time Capsule router. After reading your comments, I moved the cable to another port in the Time Capsule and it worked.  Seems the lightning may have taken out that one port.  Thanks.

  • 3. Re: Unable to connect to internet
    Allan Jones Level 7 Level 7 (30,415 points)

    Great! Loosing a port is never nice but a new router is so much cheaper than a logic board for an old iMac, considering the potential labor costs.