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Default imac shuts down after power on

baltimore posted:
I know it's a hardware problem. It never gets far enough to detect the
hard drive, or even have the monitor warm up. I suspect that the
monitor/power supply is at fault.

Tell us what it does do. Do you hear the startup chimes? Then what?

What model Mac? What system do you have installed? Do you have a startup CD?
Have you checked the battery? My old 638 CDV failed to start when the battery

Is your "" Portland State? If yes, I could loan you a startup disk and
some help. I have a copy of every Mac System since 6.0.4.