A friend dropped of his iMac SE the other day for me to have a look. It had been running fine, but last week he decided to move it to a different room, and now it won't boot.
When you first plug it in & turn it on, you can hear the monitor surge & crackle a little (seems to me to be normal), the drive starts to spin up, then it all shuts down. No startup bong, no display, no nothing. After that first attempt, pressing the power button yields nothing, at least until you wait a bit, unplug the power cord, plug it back in and try again.
Anybody seen anything similar to this before and know what the cause is? I'm thinking maybe the power supply, or maybe the analog board.
And while we're at it, anybody have a link to a good take-apart guide for the slot-load iMacs? This thing looks more like a puzzle than anything else. And I've taken a few of these things apart before!