2008 Mac Pro died

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

  1. Avro macrumors regular

    Avro

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    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 604

    keysofanxiety

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    Just sounds like graphics card TBH, might as well try changing it and see if that does the trick.
     
  3. orph macrumors 6502a

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    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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