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Andrew T Chadwick
1st May 2008, 08:27 PM
Anybody out there with a service manual for a 20" g4 1.25 nd tiedGhz imac.It failed to proceed on wednesday night and i went through all the usual proceedures but to no avail:mad:.the single beep and no action sugested bad ram and i removed the ram i could get to and restarted the imac but no luck:(.Next step requires the screwdriver pateince and some knoledge .Where can i download a technicions manual or instructions on imac assembly and disassembly.Thanks heaps:)

purana
1st May 2008, 08:57 PM
Grabbing a service guide as we speak.

EDIT: although you need to clarify your exact model again for us.. So I grab the right one.

Wally
1st May 2008, 08:57 PM
More info please :D

Did you replace that ram with other ram?
tried resetting the SMC?

Apple Macintosh Computer Repair Resources (http://www.applerepairmanuals.com/#desktops) has disassembly guides..

If you get to the logic board, check for leaking capacitors.

Wally

purana
1st May 2008, 09:14 PM
After a bit of hunting, found the service guide you need. Download a copy from here (http://static.heimic.net/2008/05/iMac-USB_2.0.tar.gz). Of course it will not remain at the location for long.

EDIT: I'd appreciate if the OP could PM me when they have obtained the guide, so that it can be removed from the hosting space.

Botox
1st May 2008, 09:26 PM
Have you got one of those hardware test discs?
i think I can get one for you if you don't.

purana
1st May 2008, 09:30 PM
Have you got one of those hardware test discs?
i think I can get one for you if you don't.

If anyone needs one of those too, I can get them also.

iAlex
1st May 2008, 09:32 PM
That sucks mate.... good luck with fixing it

Andrew T Chadwick
1st May 2008, 09:47 PM
After a bit of hunting, found the service guide you need. Download a copy from here (http://static.heimic.net/2008/05/iMac-USB_2.0.tar.gz). Of course it will not remain at the location for long.

EDIT: I'd appreciate if the OP could PM me when they have obtained the guide, so that it can be removed from the hosting space.thanks very much for the effort :)I owe you a beer:D:. It looks almost as hard to open as my idigo ibook.Nearly 3 hours to replace HDD and cd rom with a 60 GB HDD and DVD writer from a broken pc laptop.Again thanks:)

Andrew T Chadwick
1st May 2008, 09:50 PM
Have you got one of those hardware test discs?
i think I can get one for you if you don't.I have all the disks , thanks:)
PS. thank goodness for ye olde ibook indigo as my backup machine,7 years young and still going strong.:p

Andrew T Chadwick
4th May 2008, 09:40 AM
After a bit of hunting, found the service guide you need. Download a copy from here (http://static.heimic.net/2008/05/iMac-USB_2.0.tar.gz). Of course it will not remain at the location for long.

EDIT: I'd appreciate if the OP could PM me when they have obtained the guide, so that it can be removed from the hosting space.The Imac is going again :D.The intrernal ram was the culprit so the machine is running a little slower but still running.It was a good opportunity to see how well the machine was put together although a i was a little anxious pulling the base off due to the sticky thermal glue,a tiny amount of silver based thermal paste will make upgrading a lot easier when i can.Thanks all for the help and thanks purana for the manual.:)