posted on Jan, 25 2005 @ 03:21 PM
I have a PowerMac 5400/200
and one day I tried
restarting it and the moniter wouldn't turn on. There is a little green light 1mm high and 10mm wide below the floppy drive that wouldn't turn on,
I opened it up and took out the motherboard, and nothing unusual popped out at me. I asked a friend and he said it was probably a dead battery, and
that he had had this problem before. I went to a battery specialty store and found the exact one I needed, installed it, and yet the moniter still
won't turn on. I took out all the upgrades, like the extra RAM, USB port additions, and the Ethernet network card. I pressed the reset button, to
reset the motherboard to it's original configuration, and the moniter was still dormant after restart. :bnghd:
At this point I was ready to throw the whole farking thing out the window, so I went downstairs for a snack and watched some TV. After feeling less
stressed out, I went back upstairs and decided to post a thread about this in BTS.
Does anybody know anything about this type of problem? I'm a real electronics geek and extremely computer-literate and I can't figure it out.
Edit: I forgot to say this, but the entire computer starts up, it's just the moniter that won't. The little Mac "startup chime" plays and the
harddrive spins itself, plus after it starts up I'm able to press the power key, hit return, and it will shut itself down. I apologize if you thought
that I am stupid and didn't plug it in or something.
[edit on 1/25/2005 by diehard_democrat]