Mac Pro randomly turning off screens and crashing

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Mezzanine224, Apr 4, 2007.

  1. Mezzanine224 macrumors member

    Oct 4, 2006
    Hey guys,

    First off, this isn't a problem with my settings or screensaver. My Energy saver options are are set to never turn off displays. All my cables are secure.

    The problem really seems to be with the OS. Randomly, my screens will turn off and on, and my computer will often lock up or crash. Sometimes it happens when I'm in FCP, and just now it happened really badly as I was burning a DVD.

    Restarting seems to help, but after a while, it will happen again.

    I'm using two Viewsonic 20.1" widescreens, 10.4.9, GeForce 7300 GT. I've been using this set up for about 7 months and I've never had a problem. I have not recently added or changed any hardware. I haven't recently installed any programs.

    Does anyone have any suggestions or know what might be the problem here?

    I'm gonna do some more searching. Thanks.
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    Interesting. Check Console in the Utilities folder for crash logs and maybe post back the results. What apps are running at the time? Do you have any system hacks? :)

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