Hi guys, I am very worried I have a hardware problem on my hands after what just happened. I admittedly was running a lot of apps at the same time: Safari, recording audio with quicktime, textedit, mail, ical, ichat, pages, dictionary, preview (all were open). I took a picture with PhotoBooth and afterward the screen STAYED white (like the flash)--however the white was transparent enough I could see everything beneath it. The computer acted slowly, but I was able to close everything up and save what I needed to. Then with everything closed, the screen still white, I went to System Prefs and changed the resolution from the native to a lower thing to see if it would get the screen to "snap out of it"--just an instinct I had that it would. And it did! However, right after I did this my desktop image was replaced by the default OS X blue picture. Before all this had happened PhotoBooth had been hanging a lot, where I couldn't force quit it from the Dock or from the Apple menu and had to restart. Safari also crashes regularly. I deleted the pref files for both those apps. I have been planning on doing a full archive back up and then installing the OS fresh over it (writing zeros, not the archive and install option) since my computer has just gotten junky and buggy--but I just wonder if there's a hardware problem?? The reason I am paranoid is that with my iBook G3 and Performa 5200 hardware trouble was indicated by screen distortions--and so a white veil on the screen sends chills through me! One last detail: I took a screenshot after the white veil occurred, and the white veil is not there in the screenshot--not sure if this indicates hardware vs. software problem.