Video Card Broken? Strange.

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by coopdog, Jun 18, 2003.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    My apple 17" CTR would not come out of sleep. So to rule out the moniter, I connected it to my PC's flatpannel. It also said that there was no signal coming from the VGA so I tried the DVI port. It worked. So the VGA doesn't work but the DVI works. My apple screen only has VGA so what should I do? Get an adapter or new video card?
     
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    MacsRgr8

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    Adapter would be cheaper.
    What kind of Video Card is it?
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    it's a G4 350 w/ a Rage 128. I tried an adapter that came with my video card (ati 9700) on my new PC. But the part that is horizonal on the dvi port has 4 prongs that cause the adapter not to fit onto the mac.
     
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    MacsRgr8

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    Didn't know that DVI for PC and Mac are different, why did they do that?
    In your case (fast PC, no real need for better grfx on Mac), I'll get a DVI-VGA adapter.
     
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    yzedf

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    So Apple can make more money.
     
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    seamuskrat

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    Reset CUDA and PRAM

    I had a similar problem. In fact, once afer upgrading to Jag and once for no particular reason.

    Both times, reseting the CUDA swicth on the main logic board and resetting the PRAM solved he problem.
     
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    iJon

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    apple doesnt use a different dvi, i use my apple 20 inch on my mac and pc all the time.

    iJon
     

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