iMac G4 1ghz Screen issue - grey!?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by adom, Sep 25, 2008.

  1. adom macrumors 6502

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    Hello,

    So I recently looked on ebay to buy myself that iMac I've always wanted, a G4. Bought from a seller "as seen", due to the fact that the seller bought it and didnt have a power cord to test it. Risky I know, but I bought anyway.

    Have got the iMac today and are having screen problems. I firstly connected it on target disk mode to my alu imac, so that I could format and install Leopard on it. Once I had done that, I realised that the screen wasnt showing the usual Firewire icon.

    Turns out, my screen is turning on ( it goes from the off pitch black to a back lit black/grey), but nothing is coming on the screen.

    Looks like this --

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    Being a novice as I am to this type of iMac, is there anything you can suggest that I do? Im going to hook it up to an external tomorrow to help determine the situation...but still.

    Slightly annoyed, as I got this lovely 17" 1ghz model for only £100 -- was hoping that it would turn out ok, alas my luck isnt that good!!

    Thanks for any help
     
  2. Reflow macrumors 68000

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    Have you tried to move the display around. Those units had problems with the cables getting pinched in the pole that bends. I hope that helps
     
  3. adom thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Just to note, I dont see the sleep light either? :mad:
     
  4. Reflow macrumors 68000

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    Did you read my post?
     
  5. adom thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Sorry, yes, thank you. I moved it all around when it was turned on - to no avail. Everything is whurring away, the backlight is on, but cant get anything to show. Im maybe thinking its like you say - the connection from the monitor to the board/card.
     

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