Apple Hardware Test CD

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  1. Deej macrumors regular

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    Hi all,

    I'm currently using the Apple Hardware Test CD as my Powerbook G4 12" is poorly.

    During the extended test, the screen changes to show lots of different colours and patterns - is this normal or does it show that there's a problem? It's the first time I've used the CD so I don't really know what to expect!

    Thanks.
     
  2. lexus macrumors 68000

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    Does the Hardware Test CD work on Intel Mac's?
     
  3. Gee macrumors 65816

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    I seem to remember it does that when it's testing the video card.So it's normal.
     
  4. Gee macrumors 65816

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    The one that came with your Intel Mac will.
     
  5. Deej thread starter macrumors regular

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    Cool - thanks for your help :)
     
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  8. orangemacapple macrumors 6502

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    interchangeablility nix

    just remember—the hardware test disks that came with your mac are not interchangeable. each is designed to work with only the class/age computer it shipped with. almost machine specific.

    the disks that came with the later emac/imac won't work with an earlier emac/imac. same goes for g4, g5, cd, c2d. etc

    a 2004 early March release Emac hardware disk will work on a 2004 early March release Imac but not with a late March released machine.
    same machine just a week later in production makes a difference.
    even the airport cards are not interchangeable.
     

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