Can somebody help with my ailing 2008 mac pro?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by newkeyboard, Dec 2, 2009.

  1. newkeyboard macrumors regular

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    Hi everyone. My Mac pro is playing up and I was wondering if anyone can give me some advice. Suddenly my mac is slowing down to a stop and windows are breaking up all over the screen. This is happening with either application windows and finder windows. Is this a know problem? Are there any quick fixes I could try before taking it to apple (and them charging me lots of money)? I used to have an iMac and could 'zap the pram' this often solved problems but I have no idea what I can do with my Mac pro. Also does tis sound lke a graphics card problem or a hard drive thing?

    Any help would be appreciated,

    Jonathan

    Update: Since posting 10 mins ago my mac pro has taken a turn for the worse. It powers up but hangs and I'm left with a blue screen with a few grey lines on it. Needs to go to apple I think. Anyone had any experience of this before?
     
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Sounds like a graphics card problem to me if you're seeing artifacts and graphics glitches.
     
  3. newkeyboard thread starter macrumors regular

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    That's what the guy at the repair centre just said. I've paid £150 already.... now just have to wait and see what the parts will cost :(
     

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