6214 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Jul 31, 2007 9:05 AM by soccernamlak
Excellent diagnosis and description of problem, especially the high voltage coming on.
When you say:
"When waking it back up, the screen turned on and showed the OS (which happened to be messed up)"
What do you mean by "messed up"?
First any way you can boot it up check the firmware it should be 4.1.9. It could be 3.0 and be caught in the "firmware trap". The dark display and messed up color are classic.
You could find a 400 logic board and upgrade the iMac easily. You'd gain speed and FireWire.
Oh, ha, by OS being messed up, the owner who had the computer before had some server software on it, so instead of showing the Apple menu and icons, it was just a white bar at top with a background plus an error that said "couldn't find server" with options of manually finding it, automatically finding it, or shutting the computer down.
I figure a nice fresh copy of OS X or 9.2 will do the trick for that
For firmware, let me check it. I've got a few things to do, so i'll be back
Thanks Richard for your help!