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#1 2017-10-09 15:11:06

Theclassic
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Help! My eMac from 2002 doesn’t seem to be working at all!

Hello everyone. My eMac  from 2002 (the 1st series)  doesn’t seem to be turning on at all. I don’t even know where to start. I made sure that the outlet I am plugging into works,  and I made sure the power cord is fully plugged into the eMac.  There are no signs of life whatsoever. I’ll send some pictures through, and maybe you guys can figure out what’s going on. Thank you everyone!
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#2 2017-10-10 02:15:52

macdrone
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From: Rainier, Or
Registered: 2014-05-25
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Re: Help! My eMac from 2002 doesn’t seem to be working at all!

No power might mean a fuse or the power supply to start with.

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#3 2017-10-10 04:23:19

Theclassic
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Re: Help! My eMac from 2002 doesn’t seem to be working at all!

Hello, thank you so much for your reply!  I eventually got the mac started, But now are faced with a different problem.  There is a  small folder that is flashing with a question mark  and a face, and switches in between the two. I tried holding alt ( on my windows keyboard, as I have no Mac keyboard)  and I get the second picture that I posted below. Any ideas on what could be happening?
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#4 2017-10-10 21:06:27

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From: Corvallis, OR
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Re: Help! My eMac from 2002 doesn’t seem to be working at all!

That means that no bootable volumes were found by Open Firmware


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#5 2017-10-13 00:01:11

Theclassic
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Re: Help! My eMac from 2002 doesn’t seem to be working at all!

Ok,  i’m at this screen now.  I got there by holding the windows icon, alt, o, and f.  Any ideas on what I should type next?
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#6 2017-10-13 23:18:41

LCGuy
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From: Sydney, Australia
Registered: 2014-05-13
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Re: Help! My eMac from 2002 doesn’t seem to be working at all!

If you type mac-boot and press enter, that should boot off the first available startup disk.

However, since you're not seeing any volumes in the startup menu, that suggests to me that either your HDD is faulty, or it doesn't have a usable OS on it. Boot the machine from a CD/DVD and see if it comes up in Disk Utility, if not you're looking at a new HDD. Its a standard IDE HDD, you can either replace it with an SSD, or find an old P4 PC or something with a working IDE drive you can use.

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