Weird Graphics Display Problem.

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Moxiemike, Jan 15, 2004.

  1. Moxiemike macrumors 68020

    Moxiemike

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    i'm having a weird display issue... and wondered if it's graphics card, my 17" LCD (one of the first ones) or just a software issue.

    Any ideas?

    I'm STUMPED

    I appreciate your thoughts....
     

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  2. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

    Mr. Anderson

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    Wow, you have a really wide screen :D

    Looks to be a graphics card issue. Its a tough call though - does it flicker? It could be a connection problem as well.

    Any Apple stores near you? Might have to get Apple to fix it....

    Good luck,

    D
     
  3. Moxiemike thread starter macrumors 68020

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    No. It doesn't flicker.

    Just leaves those weird ghosts. If i open a folder over them, they disapper, but some will keep popping up intermittently when i swicth apps.

    I was thinking about hooking up the display to my powerbook but i'd have to buy that ADC to miniVGA adapter and thoght I'd try here before I go spend $149 bucks!

    Yea. I'm guessing it could be monitor, connection, graphics card or software.

    Hopefully software. May reinstall panther later..
     
  4. CubeHacker macrumors 65816

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    Well, its certainly not the monitor. My guess would be that the OS or the graphics drivers are corrupted somehow. It might also be a video card issue, but I somehow doubt it.
     
  5. Moxiemike thread starter macrumors 68020

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    that's what I was hoping to hear. :)

    I'll reinstall panther... maybe that'll do it.

    I'm on a QS DP1.0ghz... so it's not too ancient...
     
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