As you had your system unplugged for awhile I would start off replacing the PRAM battery. Until you have a reliable PRAM voltage your system won’t fully start up. I assume you are getting a boot chime and fan.
Plug the power cord into the iMac G5 and into a known good AC outlet. LED #1 should come on if your computer has been starting up properly.
When the computer starts up, LED #2 will light after you hear the boot chime indicating the logic board is processing power correctly. If LED #2 does not light, go to SMU reset section below for instructions on resetting the SMU. If LED #2 remains off after resetting the SMU, your logic board needs to be replaced. Order and install the logic board for your computer.
LED # 3 will light last indicating that the logic board and LCD assembly have communicated and the LCD is ready to receive video. Does LED #3 come on?
- Yes: This indicates that your logic board is working correctly to produce video.
- No: Continue to SMU section to reset system power management.
To reset the SMU - Plug in the power cord while simultaneously pressing and holding the power button on the back of the computer.
After the SMU start up the computer. Does LED #3 light now?
Yes: Press and hold the power button until the computer powers off. Start the computer again and confirm that LED #3 is reliably lighting.
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