Mac Pro or dead?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by kirkbross, Dec 7, 2011.

  1. kirkbross macrumors 6502a

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    Edit: Title should read "Mac Pro dead?"

    I have an early 2008 Mac Pro and got this screen on boot today. What do you think... dead video card, memory, logic board, cpu... something else?

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  2. JoeG4 macrumors 68030

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    The title made me think the thread was another 'the Mac Pro is dead' thread.

    +3 on video card.
     
  5. thekev macrumors 604

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    Fire 4 video card! ARRRRR!

    All joking aside, this is much better than a dead mac pro, and you could take the opportunity to upgrade to an OpenCL compatible card if you wish. Artifacts like this are extremely typical of video card death. You'll be back up and running within $200 or so. If you want to upgrade instead, someone will still buy your machine even if you say it needs a new gpu.
     
  6. goMac macrumors 603

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    Oh most definitely your 8800GT. Those things are known for untimely death.
     
  7. tamvly macrumors 6502a

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    Sort of looked like mine ... DOA,

    Possibly consider an upgrade as you have to replace it anyway.
     
  8. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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  9. thekev macrumors 604

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    And yours wasn't a gpu failure?
     
  10. kirkbross thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Baked!

    Well I baked the card (for the second time) and it works... hooray!

    See this video if you want to attempt the oven reflow trick:

    http://youtu.be/T7um_hZYom4

    I wonder how many times I'll get away with the ol' oven trick...
     
  11. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    Very interesting....cheers!
     
  12. t0rr3s macrumors 6502

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    I'm with the unintended thread title! Mac Pro...or dead! ;)
     
  13. dh2005 macrumors 6502a

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    Looks a lot like what happened to an iMac I used to own. Mine was more like parallel black-and-white staircases, if you can picture it.

    I called AppleCare, who advised me to reinstall OS X. I did so, and it hasn't happened since - either to me, or to the guy I sold it to.
     

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