My mom has a 2 year-old eMac, for which she did NOT get extended Applecare coverage - so its no longer covered.
Coupla days ago, as she was doing something totally innocuous (browsing the web) the screen went blank and the whole computer just went dead (just like during a normal shutdown). A faint residual smell of hot electronics accompanied the event.
Since then, no amount of prodding will get any kind of response when she tries to start up her eMac - it just sits there dead. No whirring, no clicking, no NOTHING!! It doesn't even TRY to start up. Paperweight. Boat anchor. Door stopper. Artificial rock.
What are the chances that the machine is salvageable? Do the above symptoms point to something that could be easily fixed (e,g, power supply), or is it something more sinister?
I could really use your feedback, 'cuz my mom is really freaking out over the loss of her favorite toy...
It has a good take-apart and troubleshooting section. The only thing that can be done without major dismantling is resetting the PMU (Power Management Unit) You can do this in the little hatch you remove to add RAM or change the battery. Proceed from there at your own risk entirely.
Cheers :-> Bill
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