Dashboard background pitch black

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Evangeline000, Jul 5, 2005.

  1. Evangeline000 macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I just received my eMac a couple of days ago and the dashboard worked fine. Now when I access it, the background is pitch black and I can barely see the widgets. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you.
    Evangeline
     
  2. liketom macrumors 601

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    what eMac specs you got ?

    have you repaired perrmissions /rebooted
     
  3. Switzermac macrumors regular

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    May be you should restart dashboard, i dont know how though.
     
  4. Evangeline000 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I rebooted about ten thousand times. I went into preferences and slid the brightness bar all the way to the right. I also changed my desktop to the lightest color available.

    I have an eMAC combo drive with:

    17-inch flat CRT display
    1.42GHz PowerPC G4
    256MB DDR333 SDRAM
    80GB Ultra ATA drive
    Combo drive
    ATI Radeon 9600
    64MB video memory
    56k internal modem

    Thanks for the fast replies.
     
  5. Sharewaredemon macrumors 68000

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    Try repairing permissions as others have said, or, restarting Dashboard.
     
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  8. Evangeline000 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    You guys are great. Thanks for all the information.

    I just repaired permissions and rebooted but the background of the dashboard is still dark. As a matter of fact, everything is getting darker.
     
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  10. Sharewaredemon macrumors 68000

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    I second that.
     
  11. Evangeline000 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have been holding for 15 minutes already (grrrrr).
     
  12. Sharewaredemon macrumors 68000

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    Yeah being on hold isn't the greatest.

    But I've always had a good experience with calling Apple.
    (Though I've heard the Aussie Applecare people aren't that great).
     
  13. Evangeline000 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Apple said that this is a hardware problem and to either get it serviced or send it back. I just received this computer last Thursday. I am going to go out to the garage and get a sledgehammer and bash this things to bits.
     
  14. Sharewaredemon macrumors 68000

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    I'm sorry to hear that, it happens sometimes, at least you are still under warranty.
    I'd get it replaced personally, depending on how long it should take.

    Oh yeah, don't take a sledgehammer to it, that will void your warranty.
     
  15. SLCentral macrumors regular

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    I don't get how this would be a hardware problem if it only happens with Dashboard. I'd re-install OS X.
     
  16. Evangeline000 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well that made me laugh. Thanks.

    It's a hardware issue because the screen gets darker before the OS is loaded.
     

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