Ask Max: My G5 iMac is having power issues.
I purchased an iMac G5 1.8 ghz, 20" LCD in September 2005.
Today I went to start it up, and it won't start.
It was having issues in the last 2 days, in that the screen would suddenly go black, and then the fan would turn on high. It was running fine otherwise, but now, dead. I can't even get it to start up.
Were there any extensions of the "iMac G5 Repair Extension Program for Video and Power Issues"? I note that this was to extend from 3 years of the original purchase date; I know that has passed.
In general Repair Extensions from Apple only last three years from the date of purchase.
It is possible that that it is just a failed power supply and those can be replaced. It would be best to have an Apple Authorized repair center look over the G5 iMac before swapping out parts though.