When we last spoke, I asked you WHAT CAUSED MY IMAC TO FAIL?
For the sake of compiling the responses (as some came in via other channels), they included:
>Guesses: 1. Unseated memory (though they would have replaced that?) 2. Bad power supply 12V rail
Richard “PkerUNO” Whittaker:
I’m not replying until you specify how many Picarats this is worth.
And the fact that you didn’t mention matchsteeks is highly suspicious!
>Hmm… I’m going to go with… SATA cable?
Adam “rampage” Meltzer:
So, multiple hard drives, multiple different media from multiple different sources. So, it’s not the CD drive, and not the hard drive.
We already have 12V rail and SATA cable as possibilities. What about the power cable for the HDD?
Sometimes it’s the simple things. I remember when I worked at Sun in the mid 1990s, the SPARC Stations of that vintage wouldn’t boot if there was no keyboard connected. Made for a troubleshooting nightmare when trying to figure out why the damn machine wouldn’t power on.
Ryan “Lee” Short:
>I think Major Nelson snuck into your iMac through the combined power of Live Anywhere and magic…that, or something entirely too simple like a loose jumper or something…