Desktop Apple Monitor (for G4) flickers and clicks

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by visvaldis, Jul 9, 2008.

  1. visvaldis macrumors member

    Jul 9, 2008
    I'm glad I found this forum, because there are many things to learn.
    Two years ago I purchased a seldom used G4 (dual processor). It is still very clean and works great. Since the past week the monitor has begun to flicker, more like ballooning outward, then shrinking to normal size. This includes all images, screen saver, and DVD movies. The flickering is only a split second and it occurs sporadically, sometimes every two minutes, sometimes once every 30 minutes. Also, I sometimes hear a click from inside the monitor when it flickers, as if a spark is jumping somewhere. Today I replaced the battery, cleaned the inside and added 1 gig memory in a vacant DIMM slot. But the flickering continues. Otherwise, everything works well as usual.
    Does anyone know what the problem could be?
  2. velocityg4 macrumors 601


    Dec 19, 2004
    Most likely the monitor is just dying. It is probably time to look for a replacement before it fails completely.
  3. visvaldis thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 9, 2008
    Reply was correct. Only hours later the monitor stopped stopped completely. The problem is solved; I bought a new 22" flat screen.

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