My desktop is broken!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ssj300, Aug 7, 2006.

  1. ssj300 macrumors member

    Jun 14, 2005
    My desktop fell to the ground from 3 feet high.

    When I hit the start button, it starts up fine and all the drives work when I hit the eject keys but nothing shows up on my screen. I know the graphics card work because I tested it on another computer.

    Can anyone help me?
  2. CANEHDN macrumors 6502a


    Dec 12, 2005
    Eagle Mountain, UT
    My work desktop is broken too. Mine is for a different reason though. I'm using windows.
  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    It's pretty difficult troubleshooting a problem like that over a forum because there are so many different variables. If I were you, I'd grab the hard drive and put it in another computer to salvage your data as the first step. From there, I'd start looking around for disconnected cables.
  4. elfin buddy macrumors 6502a

    elfin buddy

    Sep 16, 2001
    Tuttlingen, Germany
    Sorry to hear that, ssj300. I'm afraid there's not too much you can do unless you're a tech genius. And were you a tech genius, I doubt you'd be asking us mere mortals for help ;)

    I'd advise you to salvage your data, and get a new computer if you can afford it. You could sell off the parts of the broken desktop that still work to cover some of the cost. In my case, I know I'd certainly have fun tinkering with the broken box trying to make it work again.

    Y'know, I had to chuckle a bit when I opened this thread though. Coming in, I thought you meant your Mac OS X user Desktop was broken, so I was thinking "I wonder what's wrong...icons all buggered up?" :eek:

    Good luck, fella!
  5. rafifreak00 macrumors regular


    Aug 7, 2006
    Kansas. No, not on a farm.
    What kind of desktop do you have? iMac, Power Mac, Mac mini? A little more information would be helpful...

    If it's really terrible, you should start backing up your data.

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