eMac Display Problems Need Help/Advise Please

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by furryrabidbunny, Nov 10, 2005.

  1. furryrabidbunny macrumors 6502


    May 10, 2005
    Mesa, AZ
    Before I describe the problems here are the specs: 1 ghz G4, ATI graphics 32 mb, 768 RAM, Superdrive, 80 gig HD. I have that model that came out right before they put on usb 2.0 (no new ipods here till new computer). Well I've been having display problems for awhile, and they may force me to use an old pc, but I was hoping for some help. To start, the problems get worse at increased resolutions. At 1024 I get horizontal lines (faint) that run the whole display. I also have the problem of the waves at the bottom left corner of the display that so many have. The worse problem is when i go max resolution. The display becomes what can best be described as unsteady. It almost appears to be shaking. I've thought it could just be my eyes, so i've blinked to refocus, looked away and looked back, and have even looked at a TV to see if I see the same effect. It is only on the eMac. What could be causing this problem(s). I know it is kinda on the older side (two plus years) but i can't afford another computer and would really like my eMac usable. Does anyone have an idea of what could be causing this... and a good estimate of cost (not looking for exact numbers, just ballpark figures please) for repair(s). Thanks in advance.
  2. JeDiBoYTJ macrumors 6502a


    Jun 22, 2004
    Ft. Lauderdale, FL
    thats a general problem with all eMacs. The CRT display is, for a lack of better term, crappy. I couldnt tell you how many eMac's at my old school had to go in for repairs because of display issues.

    The only thing I can say, is I would connect a separate CRT monitor, because the eMac monitor is only going to get worse. or, you could send it in for repair.
  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    Not sure if it'll work but there's a very slim chance your display settings have wrecked themselves in which case resetting the PRAM/NVRAM should help and if not then maybe reset the PMU if you can be bothered although it probably won't help. To get to the reset PMU button you must take the bottom part of the eMac off so it may not be an option if you're not confident with that sort of thing. :)


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