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Arkious

macrumors 6502a
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Mar 14, 2011
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Newcastle, UK
Hey guys, having a little issue with an iMac G3 DV/SE, where as the screen resolution seems to default at startup. I have tried a PMU reset and its a new battery in it. Is there anything I can do? As it heats up it seems change shape.

The PMU is the button on the board yes?
 

Arkious

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Mar 14, 2011
583
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Newcastle, UK
Haha :-D

No not the original one unfortunately, I really did kill it in the end! But my partner loves the same gear from inside it in her PC hahaha.

This one was the one I picked up accidentally when trying to fix the CRT of the bondi. This one is a 600mhz (overclocked to 700mhz now) graphite DV. I've never used one of these versions before and because of its aditional speed over mine, it's quite fast. So got it an airport card, 1gb of ram and DVD drive all for under £40 :)

It's CRT can be a little flickery at times so was just trying to get it that bit better lol
 

Lil Chillbil

macrumors 65816
Jan 30, 2012
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California
Haha :-D

No not the original one unfortunately, I really did kill it in the end! But my partner loves the same gear from inside it in her PC hahaha.

This one was the one I picked up accidentally when trying to fix the CRT of the bondi. This one is a 600mhz (overclocked to 700mhz now) graphite DV. I've never used one of these versions before and because of its aditional speed over mine, it's quite fast. So got it an airport card, 1gb of ram and DVD drive all for under £40 :)

It's CRT can be a little flickery at times so was just trying to get it that bit better lol

that may be the flyback
 

Arkious

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Mar 14, 2011
583
0
Newcastle, UK
the more i use it the better, seems to stop moving as much. still get the flickering but its barely noticeable.

i updated updated everything today with a fresh install taking a long time, went to install java, the thing crashed and now it wont start... DOHHH!

Back to the start reinstalling :p
 

666sheep

macrumors 68040
Dec 7, 2009
3,683
286
Poland
It's most likely flyback transformer. Check wikipedia article about it. Pretty well written IMO.
 
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