LTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2513 times:
Sounds like some kind of short circuit, possibly in the PSU. I had something like that happen to one of my computers once, although the short circuit was caused by my CD-ROM player back then, and it fried everything except the floppy drive. I doubt the Apple store will be able to repair everything without major replacements.
Hawaiian717 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3211 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2475 times:
How long it will take to fix depends on what the extent of the problem turns out to be and what parts the store has in stock. If all it is is a dead power supply and they have them in stock, they ought to be able to replace it pretty quickly. On the other extreme, if the damage is pretty severe, they might be able to just pull the hard drive and put it in another machine.
CMB320 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 415 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2393 times:
Thanks everybody for the input. I took it to the Apple store this morning and it was in fact the power supply. They had three in-stock so they're working on it right now. Should be ready to be picked up in just a bit. So far so good... I guess we'll find out once power is back if anything else is screwed up.
Nosedive From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2260 times:
Quoting Siren (Reply 13): Like everybody said, probably the power supply. But, as it blew as badly as it did, chances are it took the motherboard along with it. You're looking at a replacement machine, courtesy of Apple...
Lil late to teh party
Quoting CMB320 (Reply 11): All is well... computer works fine. The repair was free under the protection plan. Turns out it would have been nearly $400 to repair without the plan.
ChrisI1024 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (8 years 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2230 times:
Quoting Siren (Reply 13): You're looking at a replacement machine, courtesy of Apple...
It's Apple. You're probably looking at a reurb G5 mobo if the board's damaged.
We had a G5 tower die on us. Fortunately, it was covered under AppleCare. A technician came out three times and replaced the processors, memory, video card, motherboard, case, power supply...pretty much everything except for the hard drive and the optical drive. Finally it was replaced with a Mac Pro.