Powerbook mixed up vga output

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by ftored, Feb 17, 2012.

  1. ftored macrumors regular


    Dec 29, 2005
    I have recently got a powerbook 1.25GHZ off ebay that had a display problem. I was wishing it was the actual display and not a problem with the logic board. Turns out it is the logic board as when i connect an external display i get the same result.

    Anyone seen something similar? I guess it is just the vga because the laptop seems to work fine. Is there a way to fix this? Some heating on the GPU or something? Or only with a change of logic board will get fixed?

  2. California macrumors 68040


    Aug 21, 2004
    Your video card that is soldered onto your logic board is going bad.

    I'd probably try for a faster logic board replacement, i.e. a 1.5 or 1.67ghz board (the ones with DDR not DDR2 ram)
  3. Goftrey macrumors 68000


    May 20, 2011
    Wales, UK
    I'd just buy another PowerBook if I were you. Logic boards understandably aren't cheap and they are a lot a hassle.

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