Diagnostic LEDs

The ¡Mac (24-inch) has four built-in diagnostic LEDs and a front LED on the main logic board that can help you to troubleshoot the computer. The four LEDs are located to the right of the memory

Imac Diagnostic Leds

To Access the LEDs:

  1. Follow the take apart instructions to remove the memory access door and front bezel.
  2. The four troubleshooting LEDs 1, 2, 3, and 4 (numbered bottom to top) are in a column located to the right of the memory slot. Peel back the tape to view the LEDs. An additional front LED is located in an opening at the center of the right speaker.

• Indicates that the trickle voltage from the power supply has been detected by the main logic board. This LED will remain ON whenever the iMac (24-inch) is connected to a working AC power source. The LED will remain on even when the computer has been shut down or put to sleep. The LED will turn off only if the AC power source is disconnected or the power supply is faulty.

• Indicates that the main logic board has detected proper power from the power supply when the computer is turned on. This LED will be ON when the computer is turned on and the power supply is working correctly.

• Indicates that the computer and the video card are communicating. This LED will be ON

when the computer is communicating properly with the video card. If LEDs 1 and 2 are ON and you heard the startup sound, but LED 3 is OFF, then the video card might be installed incorrectly or need replacement.

• Indicates that the computer and the LCD display are communicating. This LED will be ON when the computer is turned on and video signal is being generated. If the LED is ON and there is no display on the panel, the panel or inverter might be installed incorrectly or need replacement.

Front LED

• Indicates that the computer has power but no video signal (e.g., the computer is starting up or the display has entered Sleep mode, turning off the video signal). This LED will pulse when the entire system has entered Energy Saver mode.

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    How to open imac 24 inch which has inbuilt cpu?
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