iMac Intel 27" EMC 2429 Power Supply voltage values?
Where can I find the pin diagram with voltage values so that I may test the power supply? thank you
Is PIN 1 the bottom left?
Pin 1 Ground
Pin 3 5V power for Hard Drive(s). Note: If present, the 12V power will come directly from the Power Supply to the Hard Drive thru the power harness cable.
Pin 4 Standby 12V power (permanent power coming from power supply and present as long as AC cable is connected, even if computer is off); corresponds to LED #1
Pin 6 Backlight Control pulse width modulated signal (from logic board to LED backlight board, to adjust the backlight level setting according to user setup)
Pin 11 12V Run-Mode power to logic board (coming from power supply, present as long as system is on or asleep); corresponds to LED #2
Pin12 Power On Request signal (from logic board to power supply when power button is pressed)
Pin 13 Backlight Enable (signal from logic board to Backlight Controller board, to enable backlight
"Press power button and Verify if system turns ON. You may alternately check for presence of a 12V DC signal between pin 11 and pin 1 of logic board when power button is pressed."
Just connect the power supply and then measure it on the logic board side. That way you know that the logic board gets all the voltages from the power supply. Use the image from the answer on here Won't power up and only 1 diagnostic LED
You can also trace the wire from the connector to the logic board to detrmine the pins on the power supply, by using the same image
Thanks for that info. I have one of the many 27” iMacs with blown GPUs, and I’m converting it into a monitor with a cheap driver board off eBay. But I want to use the original PSU and inverter, not the cheap one (which, based on reviews, doesn’t drive the backlight with original brightness).
I have a pinout that's probably right, but I'm not sure what some of these abbreviations mean:
Can you give me a description of the non-obvious ones? Thanks!
Pin 16 GND >> SATA pin 10,11,12 GND_12V
Pin 15 VIN 12V >> INV pin 2 if ON
Pin 14 12V >> MB pin 12 if ON
Pin 13 VIN 12V >> INV pin 5 if ON
Pin 12 12V >> SATA pin 13,14,15 12V if ON
Pin 11 12V >> MB pin 11 if ON
Pin 10 3,3V >> MB pin 13 thin cable if ON
Pin 9 GND? >> MB pin 5
Pin 1 GND? >> MB pin 14
Pin 2 GND_12V >> INV pin 6
Pin 3 >> MB pin 10 half dun 4v when OFF
Pin 4 GND_12V >> INV pin 4
Pin 5 12V >> MB pin 4 always ON
Pin 6 GND? >> MB pin 7
Pin 7 3,3V >> MB pin 2 thin cable if ON
Pin 8 GND >> MB pin 1
Connect pin 3
to pin 2 to power up pin 11, 12,13,14,15
Seems like the photo from oldturkey03 is completely wrong….. correct?
Pin 1 ENA / BL_ON
Pin 2 VIN
Pin 3 PWM
Pin 4 GND
Pin 5 VIN
Pin 6 GND
Seems that pin 1 needs 5V to turn the Blacklight ON.
Has some of you already got it to work with the original inverter? And with or without the original power supply (PSU)?
Please share diagram etc. Thanks!!
Pinout from oldturkey03 doesn’t seems right to me.
I have done some investigation myself, see picture.
Would like to hear if i’m correct?
Anyone already got it working with the original inverter?
Hi, is 3.3V on if mb plugged in and pc turned on? From psu only i 'm getting oscillating voltage on pins 7, 10 from 1.2-2.4v. Trying to rule out power supply. Any help appreciated
I am also trying to use the APPLE Backlight Inverter Bd instead of the CHINA Backlight Inverter bd to solve the BRIGHTNESS issue.
still working on it.
on PWM signal, I just used 3v DCin (I ordered a PWM generator to supply 13kHz, 3V, but not received yet.
not sure why I am only getting 12.51 Vout when using the APPLE Backlight inverter bd.
Here are Voltage measurement I took.
Be CAREFUL - DANGER HIGH VOLTAGE.
LCD - NO BACKLIGHT
3.) iMac with Apple Inverter, no PSU and no LogicBoard
Vout 12.51V (CN2.1)
Vin 12.58v (CN1.2)
ENA 3.22v (CN1.1)
PWM 3.02v (CN1.3)
LCD - BRIGHTNESS LOW (iMac as MONITOR using China Inverter/Driver/Controller)
CA-255 China Inverter board
2.) iMac with China inverter, no PSU and no LogicBoard
Vout 32.5v (CN4.1)
Vout 87.6v (CN4.1) with LCD disconnected
Vin 11.93v (CN1.1)
ENA 4.64v (CN1.3)
PWM 0v (CN1.4)
LCD -BRIGHTNESS EXCELLENT (Normal 2011 iMac EMC2429)
1). iMac with Apple inverter, PSU and LogicBoard (normal 2011 iMac EMC2429)
Vout 36.5v (CN2.1)
Vin 11.8v (CN1.2)
ENA 3.22v (CN1.1)
PWM 3.08v (CN1.3)