View Full Version : Screen locks up but mouse still moves...

Sep 10, 2010, 03:52 PM
This is sort of a double post, but since this problem is way down in the original thread and pretty much a different problem (with no replies) I figured it might be worth a new post.


On this 1.25ghz Tiger emac we picked up, the OS loads, and everything seems to work for a minute of so, but then the mouse stops working. Actually the pointer still works, but I can't click anything, almost like the desktop is frozen. This does have a swollen capacitor, so I'm, not sure if that's the problem or if I just need to reload to OS.

Sep 11, 2010, 05:42 AM
Replace the capacitor ASAP. It will burst and ruin the logic board. Also, most likely it causes the computer to freeze.