Colors messed up, please help!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by salils, Jul 22, 2005.

  1. salils macrumors newbie

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    For some reason, when I view certain images on my dual 1.8ghz powermac g5, there are semi-transparent red & green blobs. This is also the case in photoshop cs when selecting a brush color.
    I am using a GeForce FX 5200 video card (included) here are the specs I found in "about this mac":

    GeForce FX 5200:
    Type: display
    Bus: AGP
    Slot: SLOT-1
    VRAM (Total): 64 MB
    Vendor: nVIDIA (0x10de)
    Device ID: 0x0321
    Revision ID: 0x00a2
    ROM Revision: 2060

    Display:

    Type: display
    Display Type: CRT
    VRAM (In Use): 64 MB
    Resolution: 1280 x 960 @ 75 Hz
    Depth: 32-bit Color
    Main Display: Yes
    Mirror: Off
    Online: Yes

    Any suggestions how to solve this problem? Should I reaturn it? (bought it about 1 week ago)
     
  2. salils thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Specs: Powermac G5 dual 1.8ghz
    Boot rom version: 5.1.8f7
    1.25gb ram
    GeForce FX 5200:
    Type: display
    Bus: AGP
    Slot: SLOT-1
    VRAM (Total): 64 MB
    Vendor: nVIDIA (0x10de)
    Device ID: 0x0321
    Revision ID: 0x00a2
    ROM Revision: 2060

    Display (HITACHI CM721F):
    Type: display
    Display Type: CRT
    VRAM (In Use): 64 MB
    Resolution: 1280 x 960 @ 75 Hz
    Depth: 32-bit Color
    Main Display: Yes
    Mirror: Off
    Online: Yes
    80gb SATA system hard drive
    300gb SATA video drive
    btw, the dual 1.8 I have has 4 memory slots incase that helps.
     
  3. Sirus The Virus macrumors 6502a

    Sirus The Virus

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    Texas
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    My best guess is somehow a magnet got a little too close to your monitor. You could have speakers too close to you monitor that are not magnetically shielded. Thats all I can think of.
     
  4. salils thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No, actually I think it's the video card, because I don't have any speakers hooked up right now, or anything magnetic near it. I have also had the very same problem after trying another monitor. I called apple, and they are sending a new video card next week. But thanks for the reply.
     
  5. salils thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Aghhh!:eek:
    Apple sent the new video card, and I installed it, and the problem is still there! Does have any ideas as to what it could be?! I am going to call apple later today.
     
  6. salils thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well, I called technical support, and they told me to re-install the OS (OS X 10.3 Panther) And it didn't make any difference!
     
  7. salils thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Now there is another problem after re-installing the OS, now the right side of the finder icon has a greenish tinge where it is supposed to be gray.
     

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