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Old May 13th, 2010, 04:39 PM   #1
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iMAC caps replaced but still wont boot

Hi when a logic board has swollen caps and you replace them other than PSU are there any other reasons that it wont start?

What does it mean if Logic board has gone bad? Does it mean just swollen CAP's
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Old May 13th, 2010, 04:45 PM   #2
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A "bad logic board" can mean many things; bad processor, bad graphics chip, bad something else; on the iMac G5, all major components save for the power supply are integrated straight into the main logic board. On the non-iSight G5 iMacs, swollen or leaking caps was a common symptom, but even if the caps are fine, that doesn't automatically mean the logic board is all fine and dandy. Bad boards don't always have physical defects you can see with the human eye.

Lastly, the most common reason an iMac G5 won't start is due to a bad power supply; in fact, I've never seen an iMac G5 even with swollen caps not start due to a bad logic board. I've replaced PSU's on iMac G5's with swollen and leaking caps that afterwards booted just fine, power wise.

Did you replace the caps on your G5's logic board?
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i have replaced the CAP's and have led 1 solid green and when i press the power switch i see a small spark on led 2 but imac wont start...i have a imac g5 als edition
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Replace power supply.
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You can replace the capacitors in the power supply (secondary side). It's about 15$ of parts and an hour of work or less with decent soldering equipment.
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Old May 14th, 2010, 01:58 PM   #6
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This is what I am trying now i only saw 1 bulging CAP from the PSU, here's hoping i can bring her back to life
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Old May 17th, 2010, 04:59 PM   #7
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wow if its not one thing its another i got the PSU issue resolved i now get led 2 coming in and the fans/cd and hdd going but now i am not getting led 3 and i dont even have gong.

any idea's i was thinking maybe its the LCD but wont i have the gong to indicate that its wokring, i tried the option+cmd+P+R key i have PC keyboard so its windows+atl+P+R but i dont get anything, does it look like im down in my luck and its a logic board issue?
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