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Old May 22, 2004, 07:18 AM   #1
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screen problems

i own a powerbookTi 15 in, 1 Ghz, 512 RAM. i get this problem where the screen gets messed up, and these horizontal lines start appearing everywhere, making it impossible to use. if i can i'll try to take a screen shot. i don't know what causes it. this has happened two times in the past, and what i did was install panther all over again, plus download all the updates again and do those too. it seems to fix it, but it's back now. the whole process is a pain and took up half my day, and i was wondering if anyone knows what the issue is. should i call apple and send it to them to fix it? does anyone know what's going on?
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Old May 22, 2004, 08:02 AM   #2
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might be a busted videocard or agp/pci slot
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Old May 22, 2004, 09:58 AM   #3
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well here's a pic. it gets worse once it's started.
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Old May 22, 2004, 11:15 AM   #4
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That to me looks like corrupt video ram to me. Send them a copy of that pic, apple that is..
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Old May 22, 2004, 12:48 PM   #5
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Odd. . . looks a lot like a Ibook logic board failure . . .

Thats looks a lot like what happened to my Ibook G3-900. (Logic board failure) but you really shouldn't be getting that on a powerbook.
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Old May 22, 2004, 04:17 PM   #6
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I don't know how much this will help u, but i was checking out the site and I found this link: You might want to check this out because it talks about problems similar to youirs.
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Old May 22, 2004, 06:27 PM   #7
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before this problem starting occuring, i also had an issue with sound. it would make this horrific popping sound and the system would freeze. i sent it to apple to get it fixed, and i haven't had similar problems since. however this was before the iBook logic problems were starting to occur. is it possible that they used faulty parts to fix my system before they knew the parts were faulty? i'll probably call apple sometime next week. i do haveapple care. they were good about fixing the last problem, though it seems to be whenever there's a mac problem, it's pretty serious. i guess it's because how closely intertwined the hardware and software is. i don't know. it's kind of discouraging, but hopefully these problems occur less and less for people as time goes on.
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