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Does anyone know how to repair an eMac? More than 10

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Does anyone know how to repair an eMac?
JA: How long have you had your iMac?
Customer: More than 10 years....
JA: What have you tried so far with your Apple product?
Customer: I have talked to the Apple support team, but they couldn’t help. The system is not responding although I had a brief time yesterday when I was able to download some files
JA: Anything else you want the Mac Expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: No
Submitted: 12 days ago.
Category: Mac
Expert:  Abhishek Gupta 2 replied 12 days ago.

Hello. Welcome to, an independent paid Question and Answer support site.

I am Abhi with over 5 years of experience and will try to do my best to help you today. I am sorry to hear that you are having trouble. I know that can be frustrating. Hopefully, we can get this resolved quickly. Please allow me a few minutes to review your question to ensure that I don't miss anything.

Expert:  Abhishek Gupta 2 replied 12 days ago.

May I know the brand and exact model of your device?

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
As I cannot access the screen I can’t give you exact details. The eMac book is dated 2005, but I bought it after that.
Expert:  Abhishek Gupta 2 replied 12 days ago.

The screen on your Mac cannot seen. Please do following steps.

Hold down the Shift+Control+Option+Power buttons for a few seconds, all at once. Release them all at the same time and power the Mac back on to see if the black display is fixed.

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
The Apple screen appears, but then I just have a blank blue screen
Expert:  Abhishek Gupta 2 replied 12 days ago.

If you can’t see your Mac desktop on an external display

steps below.

  1. Close the lid on your Mac notebook computer to put it to sleep.

  2. Connect the power adapter to your Mac and a power outlet.

  3. Reconnect your Mac to an external display.

  4. Connect a USB keyboard, mouse, or trackpad to your Mac.

  5. If you’re using a wireless keyboard, mouse, or trackpad, make sure it’s turned on.

  6. Wait a few seconds, then press any key on the external keyboard, or use the mouse or trackpad, to wake your Mac.

If your wireless keyboard, mouse, or trackpad isn’t connected (paired) with your Mac, Bluetooth Setup Assistant opens so you can connect them.

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Are you still there?
Expert:  Abhishek Gupta 2 replied 12 days ago.

Please follow the belwo steps to resolve your issue and read the instructions carefully.


Thank you

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
I have an eMac, not a notebook
Expert:  Abhishek Gupta 2 replied 12 days ago.

These steps should help you solve your problem with a blue screen on a Mac: Start by disconnecting anything that's plugged into your Mac - the blue screen could be caused by an issue with one of your peripherals. ... Shut down your Mac and wait 30 seconds. Try and boot up the Mac again.

Expert:  Abhishek Gupta 2 replied 12 days ago.

Try starting up while holding the Option key down. That should prompt the Startup Manager window where you can select the startup disk.

  • If that doesn't help, try Resetting the PRAM

  • If that doesn't help, a startup in Safe Mode

  • A Safe Mode boot takes longer than a normal boot so is patient.

  • If you can access Safe Mode, you may be able to retrieve files, but no guarantees.

  • To restart normally, click Restart from the Apple menu.

  • Tip... when posting for help, please tell us which OS X is installed. Some troubleshooting can depend on that.

  • If you aren't sure, when you are in Safe Mode, click About This Mac from the Apple menu.

  • The version is noted there.

  • If you couldn't boot in Safe Mode, try repairing the startup disk.

  • For v10.7 or later, restart the Mac while holding down the Command + R keys so you can access OS X Recovery to repair the disk.

  • If the Mac has v10.6 installed, insert the install disc that came with the Mac.

Hope the suggestion provided is helpful. Please reply if you need further assistance.

Thank you.

Expert:  Abhishek Gupta 2 replied 12 days ago.

Is your problem is resolved?

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
I am unable to access anything. There is only a blue screen however I try to vary the startup
Expert:  Abhishek Gupta 2 replied 12 days ago.

ok, please update a window by cd/pen drive once to check.

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
What is a cd/pen drive?
Expert:  Abhishek Gupta 2 replied 12 days ago.

Source to install a window.

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
There is nothing but a blue screen. I can’t access anything
Expert:  Abhishek Gupta 2 replied 12 days ago.

ok, please go your near by apple store to check this, if display is working or not?

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
The eMac is too heavy to lift. So I can’t take it anywhere. I can get a screen with the option key.
A curved arrow a straight arrow and Mackintosh HD. The cursor doesn’t make the had open. The right arrow returns me to the blue screen
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Is there anything I can do to restart my eMac? The files are important
Expert:  Abhishek Gupta 2 replied 12 days ago.

ok, you can call the service engineer.

Thank you.

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
How do I contact the service engineer?
Expert:  Abhishek Gupta 2 replied 12 days ago.

By contact apple support.


Thank you.

Expert:  Abhishek Gupta 2 replied 12 days ago.

I hope I provided you with useful information.

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Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Unfortunately the situation remains unchanged. I have a blue screen which doesn’t respond to anything. Apple support can’t help - I tried them first. Is there any way someone could retrieve the files from my eMac? I have lost over 10 years work. I need someone to come on a call out basis.