ACID flashback

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by powertoolyzf750, Aug 20, 2004.

  1. powertoolyzf750
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    Hi, Plugged my 15" G4 laptop into my cinema display this morning and WOW - the screen looked like an acid flash back. Tried the laptop on another cinema display that was working fine and it was just as nuts! Re-installed OSX - still no joy? any ideas. It works fine as on it's own 15" screen - but not on the cinema display - weird and worrying!

    Thanks

    Dan
     
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    For those of us who have not had experiences with an "acid flash back" could you please describe it in more detail.
     
  3. powertoolyzf750
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    ah hem, I went to art school - that's my excuse - but back on topic...

    flashing, strobing screen in various colours. The screen on the laptop is fime - on either mirror or split screen. On the cinema screen - you can see whats going on - folders, mouse moves etc - but just a really scratchy, strobing colour load of horridness.

    thanks

    dan
     
  4. iLikeMyiMac
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    Are there horizontal lines too?
    If yes, then I've seen that before on one of the imacs at school. Every time it would wake up from sleep you would get a "acid flash back" My solution was just to restart.
    How old is the cinema display?
     
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    Does it look like this picture?
    I did a little photoshop with a motion blur to try and get it to look like what I've seen in the past.
     

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