Fix a GeForce 4MX

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by MatthewLTL, Mar 3, 2015.

  1. MatthewLTL macrumors 68000

    MatthewLTL

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    Well after getting my new MDD board i was hoping it would fix everything... All it fixed was giving me my ATA100 bus back. It didn't fix the GPU issue of no digital video. I can ONLY get video via DVI-VGA adaptor. Since the board did not fix this any ideas on what will? Perhaps a Re-Flashing? Corrupted ROM?
     
  2. Altemose macrumors G3

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    The loss of digital video out is likely due to bent or damaged pins or broken solder joints for the DVI port that VGA does not require.
     
  3. MatthewLTL thread starter macrumors 68000

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    i noticed the DVI port has some play in it (can wiggle it) is it normal to have some play? I never paid attention with other GPUs
     
  4. bunnspecial macrumors 603

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    I'm a big proponent of fixing things where possible, but honestly I'd be inclined to just throw in the towel and replace a $10 GFX card rather than spend a lot of time tracking down what could be one of many problems with it.
     
  5. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Sounds like the connector has been abused and some the joints are shot on it. If you don't play with it then it will likely run forever as a VGA only card.
     
  6. MatthewLTL thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I am fine with that the most PITA thing about that is the VGA adaptor does not detect the monitor so OS X boots with 800x600 res Even the Leopard and Tiger Installers do which makes that annoying. I plan to flash my VGA only FX 5500 so i can flash my AGP 9550 or maybe i'll just buy a 9700

    EDIT: Do you think the card will put out Digital Video with the ADC port?
     
  7. Altemose macrumors G3

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  8. MatthewLTL thread starter macrumors 68000

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    looks like i'll have to look into a ADC to DVI adapter than....
    Right now i am trying to flash my PCI FX5500 but am hampered by finding out the fan died
     
  9. Altemose macrumors G3

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    You could put a new fan on potentially.
     

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