iBook external display problem

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by janey, Feb 28, 2003.

  1. janey macrumors 603

    janey

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    My iBook (800mhz G3, 128mb RAM [i know i know!!!], the late 2001 model) after installing 10.2.4 build 6I32 and after using external TVs and monitors, now thinks that there is a VGA display and a color LCD connected to the iBook when in reality there is no external monitor.
    Did anyone else have this problem and is there a fix for it?
    I already tried everything everyone told me to do from the hardware test to fsck. The next thing I was going to do is to call Applecare tomorrow morning but since I have homework and other important stuff on it and target disk mode doesn't work either I was hoping someone would know how to fix it.
     
  2. ShaolinMiddleFinger macrumors 6502a

    ShaolinMiddleFinger

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    Try taking your monitor adapter, insert it, and pull it back out....see what happens...if it works, it works....if it doesn't, I suggest you call up apple.....

    as for info in it....get a friend to loan you a monitor and type/process at that point.

    good luck:cool:
     
  3. janey thread starter macrumors 603

    janey

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    I'm using an external monitor now and I tried pulling it out...everything works now but iBook still thinks there are two monitors connected.
    Wait it just did it again...:mad:
    Will call Apple tomorrow.
     
  4. alex_ant macrumors 68020

    alex_ant

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    I guess you've probably clicked Detect Displays enough...

    Have you done the monitor spanning hack, or tried fixing permissions (the all-purpose OS X elixir)?

    If you haven't already, you could try running the iBook with all possible display combinations. VGA monitor with lid closed, VGA & LCD, TV with lid closed, TV & LCD, and whatever else is possible, rebooting and/or banging on Detect Displays between or during each combination.
     
  5. janey thread starter macrumors 603

    janey

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    Every single thing I could possibly think of...thanx for your advice though...
     

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