2008 Mac Pro died

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Avro, Apr 1, 2016.

  1. Avro macrumors regular


    Mar 30, 2008
    My 2008 Mac Pro died last week. I used it for work, so I needed to get a new Mac right away and settled on 2.8 Ghz i5 Mac Mini with a Fusion Drive.

    The Mac Pro started giving me a chequerboard pattern on boot and then a line pattern and finally just got into a cycle of constantly rebooting and not showing the Apple screen.

    Is it worth fixing or putting up on eBay? Our local Mac shop wants 78 Euros for a diagnostic.
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors G3


    Nov 23, 2011
    Just sounds like graphics card TBH, might as well try changing it and see if that does the trick.
  3. orph macrumors 65816

    Dec 12, 2005
    you can get relay cheep cards like a PC nvidia gt 610 i think plug and play no flashing or anything.
    that will let you know if it's just the GPU without a big investment

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