Bondi iMac 233 woes

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Bondi iMac 233 woes

I got an iMac 233 today came in thru UPS, pretty banged bad cuz of it being packed crapily so i hooked up the power fired it up, the light is orange for a sec, then u hear the monitor kick on and then kick off and u can hear the hard drive loading the OS, any ideas guys, i just tore it down and completely cleaned it gonna put it back together and see if that helps

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After turning it on. If it so

After turning it on. If it sounds like it's booting up, wait a bit and press the power button and then right after press Enter. If it shuts down then it's likely a monitor problem. Flyback transformer would be a first guess.

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Classic symptoms

What you're seeing is the norm for a blown flyback transformer, or other badness in the monitor/analog board section. Something in the monitor proper might be damaged as well, if the thing was treated that brutally.

If you have a Mac->VGA multisync adapter widget lying around it might be worth verifying that the computer itself is okay. Just take off the first layer of plastic shell on the bottom to access the port. (It's held in place by a single screw.)

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What is the OS?

I have consistently had trouble with X on Bondi 233's. One problem I encounter is similar to yours, but only appears any time I try to install something. My fix is dropping my memory down from 512MB to 256MB by physically pulling RAM - OpenFinware commands to ignore the RAM never seem to work.

I agree with the idea about using an external monitor as described above, but you could try to boot off of a Classic CD to further isolate the problem.

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i pulled it apart, there was severe physical damage to the actual CRT, cracked glass, well i will end up putting it into a different case, i have been wanting to make a unit that can store my divx movies and play mp3's and the apple presentation system will do just that with it, now i just gotta find a suitble case for it

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1U - its the only way to go!

1U - its the only way to go! Oh and make sure you add one of those upgrade cards so that you can have firewire as well!

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Re: 1U - its the only way to go!

smykes24 wrote:
1U - its the only way to go!

The justification for having a 1U server case at home escapes me, personally. They're terribly unweildly unless you plan on dedicating approx 2ft x 3feet worth of floor space for a rack to put it in.

(And then living with the gawdawful din eminating from all those fans once the rack starts getting populated. Rack cases are *not* quiet.)

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