17" PB G4 -- is this is a logic board issue?

macjay

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Oct 3, 2003
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Hi,

I just received a used 17" 1Ghz Powerbook G4 that I bought on eBay. Upon booting up, after the grey screen with the Apple logo, the machine starts flashing different crazy things on the screen for a second or two before the blue desktop comes up. The machine seems to function normally after that. Does this have something to do with a faulty logic board? It has happened on both my boot-up tests so far.

TIA.
 

princealfie

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Mar 7, 2006
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Actually it's an issue with a loose cable between the display and the logic board. The logic board works and you can tell if the chime rings on the computer.
 

Gokhan

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Oct 7, 2003
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guys my ımac g4 flashes a grey screen before bootıng fıne ıt has always done thıs even wıth a new logıc board could thıs be fault

thanks

sorry to thread jack

but long as ur pb works should be kl
 

macjay

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Oct 3, 2003
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Thanks for your input guys. I tried resetting the PRAM and that didn't seem to help, so it must be the loose cable. Is this an issue you've seen many times before princealfie?

Thanks.