ibook with bad video chip

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by chasingshadows, Jan 13, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Sep 25, 2006
    Hi I have a question and I am hoping someone can help me out...

    I got this computer off my brother who tried to fix the video problem but was unsuccessful. I would like to set this computer up as a storage/media server.

    1. How do I change some the preferences with-out the monitor. (I have ARD and I would like to set it up on this computer.)

    I tried to install a ARD client package through TDM but it does not seem to work. ARD does not see the computer on my network so I connected the ibook to my Macbook Pro via ethernet cable and ARD saw it but was unable to connect it.

    Any help would be great.

  2. macrumors 65816

    Jiddick ExRex

    May 14, 2006
    Roskilde, DK
    Connecting the computer to an external vga display seems to be the easiest way.
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 25, 2006
    the video chip is toast. I tried to connect it to a vga but i dont get anything
  4. macrumors 603


    Sep 7, 2006
    Texas, unfortunately.
    It could be the GPU is unseated. An easy fix if you're willing to take it apart. (Which isn't so easy)
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 25, 2006
    I wish it was unseated but unforunately it is not. The solder beads under the GPU have been fused together rendering the GPU useless.

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