Has my Mac Mini got Kryptonite poisoning?! ...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by YTSEMAC, Sep 27, 2006.

  1. YTSEMAC macrumors newbie

    Aug 29, 2006


    Today, I transferred an Illustrator (8.0) file from my old G4
    to my new Mac Mini and opened it in version 10.0. I then
    transferred it back to my G4 and, shock/horror ... everything
    had a green tinge - just like Kryptonite! Even MORE shock/horror,
    when I booted up my Mac Mini, I found the same thing, only it
    mainly occupies the bottom third of the screen - but even the
    type has green speckles (Internet included!) and it looks as
    though it might be getting worse! ... HELP!

    Has anyone ever seen anything like this before? If so, what
    IS it and how can I fix it?

    I've been changing the fonts this last day or so (I had some
    hassle installing them up until now) - would that cause this
    problem? Or could it be the screen even though everything
    looks sharp? Or ... could it be some sort of virus?

    I'm using OS X 10.4.5 and I transferred the Illustrator file
    using a LaCie PocketDrive.

    Would welcome your thoughts/comments/assistance in this
    very bizarre matter.

    Many thanks,


    P.S. Carried out a disk repair exercise using disk utility, but
    no joy as the result was that the disk didn't need repaired.
  2. Shadow macrumors 68000


    Feb 17, 2006
    Keele, United Kingdom
  3. YTSEMAC thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 29, 2006
    Clark Kent to the rescue! :D

    Just pressed the start-up button three times in quick succession
    and bingo, no more Kryptonite! Don't know if I would've got the
    same result without that, but there you have it. S'pose I can try
    the same 'cure' on the G4 and see if it works there - watch this

    Will take on board what you wrote 'ChrisG' - many thanks for that.



    P.S. I realise it's practically impossible to get a Mac virus now, but
    if it wasn't a virus, does anyone know what it was? :confused:

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