please help

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by bgdl36, May 26, 2005.

  1. bgdl36 macrumors newbie

    May 26, 2005
    Im hoping someone can help me without going to the apple store, which there are noe currently where i am at.
    My computer screen will go black all the sudden, i will shut down, and restart but the video is still black but the fan goes on really loud and i cant get it back on for hours and hours. I will get lucky and it will start up and be on for days, with no problems, then all the sudden it happens again. What can i do? Is there is a short in the wires? DO I need to take it to the apple store? Please help me.

  2. buryyourbrideau macrumors 65816


    Mar 1, 2005
    this has happened to a bunch of people including me

    we are not exactly sure what the problem is only it has just happened to me while running 10.4.1

    you might as well get it checked out at the store because im not sure anyone on here has figured out what causes this
  3. SFVCyclone macrumors 6502a

    Feb 24, 2005
    Pasadena, Ca
    interesting that it happens under OSx.4.1, but you should definately go have it checked out. it could be almost anything, bad ram, may need OS re-install......on and on.
  4. Ogre55 macrumors member

    Apr 24, 2005
    Contact apple about the problem. I live 6 hours from the nearest apple store and had a similar problem with an older iMac. They hooked me up with a registered repair place in my area. It ended up being a bunk video card and got it fixed no problem.
  5. wdlove macrumors P6


    Oct 20, 2002
    Since you don't live near an Apple Store your should contact online technical support. That is is your Mac is 90 days old or less, or you have AppleCare. Otherwise there will be a charge.

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