Screen locks up but mouse still moves...

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by xray328, Sep 10, 2010.

  1. xray328 macrumors member

    Sep 2, 2010
    This is sort of a double post, but since this problem is way down in the original thread and pretty much a different problem (with no replies) I figured it might be worth a new post.


    On this 1.25ghz Tiger emac we picked up, the OS loads, and everything seems to work for a minute of so, but then the mouse stops working. Actually the pointer still works, but I can't click anything, almost like the desktop is frozen. This does have a swollen capacitor, so I'm, not sure if that's the problem or if I just need to reload to OS.
  2. Giuly macrumors 68040


    Replace the capacitor ASAP. It will burst and ruin the logic board. Also, most likely it causes the computer to freeze.

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