Powerbook problem - new 15" screen issue

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by gelbin, Jan 25, 2004.

  1. gelbin macrumors regular

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    got this in an email from a friend that i convinced to get a powerbook.

    any thoughts?
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    I do have a Apple Q though: twice now the screen has gone blank and the
    computer has
    gotten hot and fan has been humming. The forced restart has done the trick
    though. Have
    you ever had such a thing happen to you?

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  2. Coca-Cola macrumors 6502

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    Did the screen go to sleep? If he/she is a newbie, maybe that is the case.
     
  3. gelbin thread starter macrumors regular

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    i asked about sleep

    seems like it was something more.
    he said he had to force quit.

    i used to have a pbook that when it went to sleep, sometimes it never came back to life, but i am not sure what this deal is...
     
  4. Coca-Cola macrumors 6502

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  6. michaelrjohnson macrumors 68020

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    Re: i asked about sleep

    that actually happens with my iMac (400Mhz G3, 768MB RAM, OS 10.3.2) sometimes. the screen will shut off (powersave feature) after a few minutes and once in awhile, it just WONT' come back on. i have to press the reset button, then the problem is fixed.

    couldn't tell you what's causing it, though.
     

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