Screen locks up but mouse still moves...

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by xray328, Sep 10, 2010.

  1. macrumors member

    Sep 2, 2010
    This is sort of a double post, but since this problem is way down in the original thread and pretty much a different problem (with no replies) I figured it might be worth a new post.


    On this 1.25ghz Tiger emac we picked up, the OS loads, and everything seems to work for a minute of so, but then the mouse stops working. Actually the pointer still works, but I can't click anything, almost like the desktop is frozen. This does have a swollen capacitor, so I'm, not sure if that's the problem or if I just need to reload to OS.
  2. macrumors 68040


    Replace the capacitor ASAP. It will burst and ruin the logic board. Also, most likely it causes the computer to freeze.

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