eMac screen goes black with vertical violet line

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Pickett, May 28, 2009.

  1. macrumors newbie

    May 28, 2009
    Continues to run but screen is off. Will sometimes come back on after a few minutes. Works fine after unplugging and letting sit for a while.
  2. macrumors regular

    Mar 16, 2009
    In A House, Ontario, Canada
    Can you post a picture of it? I have no clue what you are talking about:confused: The violet line may be frozen pixels.
  3. macrumors member

    Oct 7, 2008
    my old emac had a problem similar to this, and after doing a fresh install of the OS it ran fine. I would recommend using an external drive to save all your data and doing an erase and install.
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 28, 2009
    The line only last for less than a second and happens suddenly without warning, no time to take picture. The line is in the center of screen for only an instant.

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