Hi Guys. I got a iMac G5 for relatively cheap about 6 months ago. The guy said he just got the power supply fixed, and the motherboard looks perfect, top and bottom. I took it to apple, and of course they thought it was the motherboard and wanted $500 for a new one.
Then I opened the power supply and discovered 4 blown caps, and a couple had even leaked through the vents in the top. I put it back in the box for a while, until I found my friend who knows electronics.
He fixed it up, and the thing looks brand new. I reassembled it tonight, and hit the power button. No signs of life.
However, after opening the machine, I saw a familiar green LED on the motherboard. LED 1 was lit, like it was before. Then I hit the internal power button, and saw a white glow, and the fan stirred for a split second. I hit it again, same thing, though the white glow was even brighter. Both times, LED 2 lit up. Then after that, no signs from the fan or white LED, but the LED 2 still lit up, and upon holding it, stays lit for a second more before flickering out.
So, what is the problem here? Did I miss a blown cap or something? I checked that power supply from tip to tail, and no other caps were blown or leaked.
I await a response with very baited breath.