PowerMac G5 video card fried (pink display)

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Davy.Shalom, Aug 28, 2010.

  1. Davy.Shalom macrumors 6502

    Davy.Shalom

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    I go to football practice, the air conditioner is on, my powermac is converting video. I get back, it wakes from sleep mode, and the display is pink. I restart it, still pink. Five seconds into this post it turned back to normal. The graphics card is an NVIDIA GeForce 6600. It is a PCIe powermac G5 dual 2.3 GHz. The graphics card has only a heatsink and no fan, so my first guess was that something fried.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. 4JNA macrumors 68000

    4JNA

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    my first thought was display, not video card.

    i fix a lot of laptops, and the symptom you described is the same when a laptop LCD screen is going out, or starting to die.

    what display are you using, and do you have anything else to test it with?
     
  3. VanneDC macrumors 6502a

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    yeah those 6600le cards are pretty robust, havent heard of many (any) pulling the pin.

    Remove, reseat!

    see how ya go..
     
  4. max¥¥ macrumors 6502a

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    make sure the video cable is plugged in properly this has has happened to me before and the cable wasn't plugged in properly
     
  5. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601

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    +1 I remember that happening on VGA connected monitors. Would turn the monitor all different colors sometimes.
     
  6. Davy.Shalom thread starter macrumors 6502

    Davy.Shalom

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    Well I changed out the cable for another one, and the colors are back to normal. We'll see if it remains this way.

    I wouldn't be surprised if it was the LCD panel going out, the monitor isn't a well known brand. It's an AOC 20 inch VGA monitor that I traded my friend an old PC laptop for.
     

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