desktop 'tv static' problem

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jannssenn, Nov 25, 2008.

  1. jannssenn macrumors newbie

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    Hi fellow MAC users, My iMac has recently developed a problem with the desktop at both startup and when I login after the screensaver is activated. The desktop wallpaper and icons appear but a grey tv static covers most of the screen much like an unplugged cable in you tv(without the movement, rather as a still pattern). I can fix this by dragging an icon accros the screen or opening a program whereafter the window that is opened deletes the pattern behind it.'ve installed all updates but nothing changes.Once gone it stays away untill I leave my computer, the screensaver automatically starts and voila, there it is again.


    Any thoughts?

    jannssenn
     
  2. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    i got this with my System Preferences icon but a restart fixed it. try Trashing everything in your user Library's Cache folder and restart.
     
  3. jannssenn thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the tip, trashing everyhting in the cache worked like a charm.
     

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