apple powerbook g4 display issue (pixels)

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by davenmaclean, May 30, 2015.

  1. davenmaclean macrumors newbie

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    boots up and at one point its clear but a small rectangle box that has the same pixelated thing as the pictures. Than it goes the whole screen.
    is this ram related?
     
  2. bunnspecial macrumors 603

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    My inclination would be that it's an issue with display cable.

    Can you give us more details about the computer?

    i.e. is it a Titanium or Aluminum PB? If it's a Ti, knowing whether it's a VGA or DVI model can help us track down the problem. If an aluminum, the size and processor speed matter.

    I would doubt the problem is RAM related.
     
  3. iModFrenzy macrumors 6502a

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    Ram wouldn't cause this as far as I know, like Bunns said, it is probably the display cable.

    Re-seating the cable would be a pain since the PowerBook will have to be disassembled.
     
  4. Altemose macrumors G3

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    If the machine locks up totally in addition to showing the artifacts then it maybe RAM related. Try using an external display and seeing if the issue occurs.
     

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