Why the computer is rebooting ever 5 seconds?

Question

I have a boni blue iMac that we loan out to children in our organization. When it was first brought to me upon booting up all that I got was the blinking folder/? icon. I attempted to boot from disk with several discs and no success. I tried again today and now it reboots itself every 5 seconds or so. So quicky nothing is showing on the screen. I have changed power cords and outlets, again with out success. Is there anything I can do short of brining it in to get it serviced? We are a non-profit organization and the less money we have to spend the better. Thanks.

Answer

This question was answered on February 28, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

The problem is that you don't have enough voltage ,so you need to replace the power supply.

incorrecct power level and power_good can indicate overloading power supply or other wise a bad unit

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Posted by linda of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on February 28, 2003