Apple desktop computer users often face a problem of their computers not turning on at all. This is mainly due to the power supply or the power cord which connects the computer itself to the power outlet. Some of the most common symptoms of a broken power cord are:
• The computer boots up, but shuts down right after.
• No booting at all.
• An awful smell of melted plastic coming from the Apple desktop computer.
• A burning smell coming from the computer.
Let us take the instance of an Apple computer that is not turning on at all. This can be caused by several reasons, one of which is a faulty power cord. First, try connecting your computer to another power outlet and see if it turns on then. If it does, then this means your power cord is faulty and you will have to buy a new one. But if it doesn’t turn on even after changing outlets, then your Apple desktop computer’s power supply is in need of replacement.
Another ssue can be your hard drive or the operating system which is corrupted Here are some more common issues that might cause your iMac to not start up:
• A firmware problem – this can be fixed by resetting the SMC (System Management Controller).
• A problem with your display – disconnecting and reconnecting the display cables could fix this. Or, you may need a new logic board or graphics card.
• An issue with one of the RAM modules – reseating or replacing the module might do the trick.
Whatever the reason is for your iMac not starting up, you can give us a call or bring it to us to get it diagnosed and fixed as soon as possible.
- iMac won’t start up? Here are some FAQs
If your iMac won’t start up, don’t panic! There are a few things you can try before taking it to the repair shop.
- What could be causing my iMac to not start up?
There are a few possible causes for this issue. It could be a problem with your power supply, your software, or your hardware.
- How can I fix an iMac that won’t start up?
There are a few things you can try before taking it to the repair shop. You can try resetting the PRAM or NVRAM, or you can try reinstalling your operating system.
- Will resetting my PRAM or NVRAM delete my files?
No, resetting your PRAM or NVRAM will not delete your files. However, if you’re having trouble starting up your iMac, you may want to backup your important files before resetting PRAM or NVRAM just in case something goes wrong.
- Is it worth taking my iMac to the repair shop?
If you’ve tried all of the above and your iMac still won’t start up, then it may be time to take it to the repair shop.