Mac bluescreen of death?

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by Le Big Mac, Jan 21, 2003.

  1. Le Big Mac macrumors 68020

    Le Big Mac

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    I have a (really old) PowerMac 7500, with a G3 upgrade, and the awful Apple 15" multiscan monitor.

    Anyway, of late the screen turns blue--I can still read it, but it has a strong blue cast. It lasts for 5 seconds to a couple of minutes, but then switches back.

    I'm guessing it's something in the video board. I've tested the connections, so it's not a loose cable.

    Any thoughts on the source of the problem?

    Man, I need some iMac or PowerMac updates to come soon . . .
     
  2. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

    rainman::|:|

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    Well, i'm no expert, but i've had monitors do this with both red and green, it was generally a first step towards monitor failure. i think it's just a worn-out tube or something... you might look into finding a cheap replacement to hold you out...

    just consider yourself lucky you're not using an all-in-one :)

    pnw
     
  3. benixau macrumors 65816

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    Re: Mac bluescreen of death?

    good luck. apple is only waiting on moto. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA, looks like we'll be waiting forever.
     
  4. alset macrumors 65816

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    Do you know anyone with a computer who would let you bring your machine over and test it on their monitor? This would determine which piece has the problem.

    Dan
     
  5. yamadataro macrumors 6502

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    This sounds like a good idea.

    Swap the monitor and the videocard. And pinpoint the problem. It doesn't sound like a software issue.

    That's what I have done when my "digital" Cinema Display was giving me screen noises. That particular one was the videocard problem.
     
  6. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    The luck is all mine, mine will not boot up for anything.
     
  7. Catfish_Man macrumors 68030

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    Re: Re: Mac bluescreen of death?

    <rolleyes> Ahem. They're waiting on IBM now, and we know how long they're going to wait. The PowerPC 970 comes out within a year (still too long imo, but not forever). Also, the 7457 should be out any time now (Q2 2003 iirc).
     

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