Desktops :: IMac G3 Slot Loading - Screen Go Black?

Aug 11, 2009

The screen/crt of the imac that I have been using since about '98 went black - this actually happened a couple times previously but I was able to get back in (no idea - one of those things where out of frustration you just start pushing everything at once and it suddenly pops back on). I have tried everything - the internal battery, that little button on the motherboard (not sure if that is what it is called) that resets everything, the connection of the main power button on the front, etc. I am fairly sure it is stuck in sleep-mode or something (no beeps, hard drive doesn't make the usual booting-up sounds but you can tell that it is receiving power) but after months of wasted effort I finally gave up. I bought another slot-loading G3 and would like to swap hard-drives between the two - I have taken my old G3 completely apart so many times that I am totally comfortable with that aspect but have hesitated because if I somehow blow this one I will be left with nothing.

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PowerPC :: IMac G3 Slot Loading Not Powering Up?

Jun 3, 2007

Until yesterday, my iMac G3 slot is working fine, but today, I can't power it up. When I press the power button, the light just flash and then went off. I've opened it up to check the PRAM batt and also checked if there are any shorts on the logic board. All looked ok to me. The HDD is working fine and I supposed the power supply unit is fine too.

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IMac :: Get Slot Loading Bluray Drive?

May 20, 2009

This is not related to the other bluray thread on here. I am looking for a slot loading Blu Ray drive (I do not want write capability) for my iMac Aluminum. I know fastmac sell a Bluray drive for $999, but that has the unnecessary write capability which jacks up the price. So, does anyone know where to get a slot loading BD-ROM for the iMac?

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PowerPC :: Dead Slot Loading Graphite G3 IMac 500 DV SE?

Feb 16, 2007

I have a charcoal iMac DV SE 500 which won't complete a proper start. The machine chimes and begins to start, and then clicks off again before anything can show on the screen. It won't start in Target Disk mode, and zapping the PRAM (starting with alt/apple/P/R, right?) has no effect. Does this sound like a dead PRAM battery, a dead 'Power/Analog' board, or a dead hard drive? Can anyone give me an idea of how much it would cost to fix, and recommend good, reliable, cheap UK repairers It's not worth much, but I have a friend who'd love it if it can be restored to life, and I'd like to get some of the files off it if it's not the drive.

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Hardware :: Imac G3 Slot Loading Sounds Broken?

Dec 5, 2008

I have an imac g3 slot loading that came with a CD in it. It sounds pretty bad when trying to eject and finally a bit came out and I could grab it. Is there a way to investigate or repair or replace?

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IMac PPC :: G3 Slot-Loading Won't Connect To Internet Via Ethernet Cable

Apr 6, 2012

i can't connect to the internet via my ethernet cable, but this is a weird case. What's weird about it is that all my settings are O.K. (appletalk on and set to ethernet, tcp/ip set to ethernet, dhcp) and my iMac is recieving a 192 address, but it still can't connect to the internet. The dhcp settings are correct, because they are the same settings used on all my other devices (at least those that use internet anyway), and they all connect to the internet just fine. Whether via an ethernet cable, or Wi-Fi.

iMac, Mac OS 9.2.x

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IMac PPC :: G3 Slot Loading Makes Noise When Plugged In - Won't Turn On

Jun 3, 2012

When I plug it in, the computer makes a horrrible noise, and then when I press the power button, it flashes, and the noise becomes much louder. It origionally turned on to the hd selection screen when I first got it, and I accidentally left it on all day. When I got home, it was making the noise. I know it is not the hard drive, because it dieson't have one, and Imacs don't have fans. 

iMac, Other OS, Broken, No HD

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Desktops :: Mac Pro Black Screen Appear?

Aug 10, 2009

When i turn on my mac pro the screen will not turn on but my mac pro is booting up. How do I trouble shoot?

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Desktops :: Black Line On Screen Appear?

Aug 14, 2010

Recently, a vertical black line (maybe slightly dotted) appeared running down the screen of my iMac G5 (Power PC processor). On the left of the line the screen appears fuzzy while on the right it's OK.

Has anyone experienced this before? Hope to hear from someone who has.

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Desktops :: Mac Pro Goes To A Black Screen When Idle And Won't Restart?

Jun 20, 2009

Recently my Mac Pro has been going to a black screen when idle for a while and I need to power off using the power button and restart. It's not set to ever go to sleep but if I use the sleep function under the Apple, it functions as it should, waking when I touch a key (although I don't let it sit for a while before I wake it). When it is in the black screen mode, it still is performing Time Machine backups.

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Intel Mac :: Screen Goes Black After Screensaver And When Switching Desktops?

Apr 21, 2012

screen goes black after screensaver and when switching desktops? [URL]

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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MacBook Pro :: YouTube Videos Not Loading - Black Screen

Feb 2, 2012

I think my kids messed up my YouTube settings. Was working fine yesterday. Now all I see is black screen and video does not load. I emptied cache and pop up blocker on, still nothing.

MacBook Air, iOS 5.0.1

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OS X V10.5 Leopard :: IMac Screen Went Black - Starts Up With Black Display

May 24, 2012

I came back from work to wake up my iMac. It made the noise but the screen stayed black. I tried restarting by holding the power button- I can hear it start and the chime but still have a black screen. I tried resetting the pram, and unplugging the cord but I still get a black screen. I can hear the chime though; I'm not sure if that means anything. I just had the hard drive replaced in February so I hope it's not that. just wanted to clarify that when I restart, I get the chime but the screen stays black- I don't get to the grey screen. So I'm assuming right now that my display may be shot?

iMac (20-inch Mid 2007), Mac OS X (10.5.8)

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OS X :: Need To Push CD / DVD Into Slot Loading Drive?

Dec 28, 2009

I am new to mac. When I insert a cd/dvd into the slot loading drive, I have to push the cd in rather far before it actually catches it and pulls it in. Is this normal or is it supposed to only be pushed in about half way. When it ejects it seems that it pushes the disc out much further. Is there something you must do before inserting a cd, or do you just push it in?

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Hardware :: Replacing The Slot Loading Cd-Drive?

Feb 27, 2008

Is it possible to replace/upgrade the Drive on the MacBook?

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Hardware :: 9mm ATAPI Slot Loading Internal Blu Ray Drives

Mar 29, 2010

Do they exist yet? The prices for laptop BD drives in general are lower than I expected but any slot-loaders available are about 12mm high, which means 17" MBP owners are in luck. [URL] It's strange that this one is available though, yet encouraging. If they can build a 9mm drive that uses a tray then surely a slot format would be easier?

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PowerPC :: DVD Stuck Slot Loading Powerbook Trick?

Oct 9, 2005

I have a 12" PB and latelly became a nightmare with the stuck CDs. Usually it does not want to eject CDs/DVDs from companies but it handles fine virging cds/dvds. ?? Probably there is some formating in the industrial kind of CDs outside, who knows.just want to open this thread for people with the same problem.If the drive tries to eject but can't and end up mounting the CD again. Just take another CD and when you press eject again push that CD into the slot but just one third and you will see the stuck CD coming out with no problem as well.It seems there is a sensor or something that obviously does not work well. I inserted a virgin CD and the drive worked just fine and ejected later on, but a CD as the installer for my Linksys get stuck and some other softwares too.

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PowerPC :: Putting A G4 Slot Loading Drive Into A G3 Ibook?

Nov 12, 2007

I have a g4 slot loading drive and I am fulling aware the outside casing would be wrong... but that isn't much of an issue, I can replace the panel/casing section with a new panel to take care of that... i just want to know if it is possible as far as hookups etc are concerned.

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OS X :: Finding Slot Loading Drive For Burning Lots Of Cd's

Jun 24, 2009

My friend was thinking of getting a new iMac, the only thing he does not like about them is the slot loading drive. He burns around 5 cd's/DVD's a day, a stack of 100 cd's does not last long with him. He does a lot of movie burning to watch it on his tv and wonders if after a year of tons of burning will the slot loading drive die out. He does not want to buy an external DVD burner as well which is what i use.

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Hardware :: What Are Some Of The Benefits And Disadvantages Of Slot Loading Drives

Nov 5, 2009

I was just wondering, how come we rarely see slot loading drives in notebooks and desktop computers other than Apple Products?

What are some of the benefits and disadvantages of slot loading drives?

Do you think that they have anything to do with the Blu-Ray negotiations?

They are definitely a lot nicer to use/look at compared to those hideous PC tray drives.

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MacBook Pro :: Slot Loading Blurays And Glowing Logos On The Back?

May 5, 2010

Just seen that the new hp envy line of notebook have been annouced HP have done a good job copying the MBP line even more now with slot loading blurays and glowing logos on the back!And they cramed in a radeon 5830 and 3g into them!And the 14" is an i5!

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Desktops :: IMac G5 - Blue Screen Appear And The Normal Log On Profile Selector Doesn't Appear

Sep 29, 2010

Over the last few months there have begun to be hundreds of blue horizontal lines running across the screen and the sound fragmented, with the Mac crashing over 5 times a day. Normally, I would restart and the problem would be OK for a while.

However, now when I turn on hundreds of horizontal black/green lines appear in colums, the normal apple symbol comes up with the spinning loading item. Then a blue screen will appear and the normal log on profile selector doesn't appear. Then after a while the blue screen is covered the thousands of these black/green lines.

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PowerPC :: G5/Intel Slot Loading Drive -finding Manual Eject?

Apr 23, 2009

On the G5 and Intel iMacs, is there any manual eject (paper clip or other probe) on either of the optical drives, Combo or Superdrive?

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OS X V10.4 :: IMac Will Not Get Past Loading Screen

Apr 20, 2012

I was updating the permissions on my osx drive and finder froze so I relaunched it and finder would no longer work, I got several messages about obscure things not being installed properly like "bluetoothkeyboard". I then restarted my iMac and ended up stuck at the loading screen. I've tried everything iveseen on the forum like fsck and using the install cd but nothing seems to be working

Ps, not 100% certain on my os, I knew it was snow leopard but not sure if it is 10.6.8 or not

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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IMac :: Shuts Off In Middle Of Loading Screen

Jul 7, 2009

I have a mac mini intel and I was in the middle of working with my blogs, then there was an annoying spinning wheel of death, so normally, I would hold the power button for few button to restart and I did. then when the desktop was loading, everything was back to the "new" desktop with alot of stuffs missing, so I restarted it again using the apple menu, then the startup screen took so long and out of nowhere, it shutted down by itself. I tried to power it on again and again, unplugged the cords, still didn't work.

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IMac PPC :: Computer Is Stuck On The Loading Screen?

Apr 29, 2012

Computer is stuck on the loading screen.

iMac (20-inch Early 2008)

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IMac :: 27" Doesn't Get Past Apple Loading Screen

Jan 28, 2010

I've got this little problem with my 2months old iMac i5 since this morning. Yesterday everything was fine, I Watched a movie and updated some software, nothing illigal or damaging. Today I tried to boot my iMac, It showed the apple loading screen, with some kind of loading bar under it. I thought he just had to do that because of the update, so I decided to make breakfast and come back to check on it. When I came back, the bar was gone, but he was still loading! (15 minutes later). So I decided to reboot. still the same problem. I decided to boot from cd to see if this works, to select the startup drive. First I tried to fix the hard drive, but it is unable to fix it. I don't care to format my mac, but would like to know if there are other options to try first.

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IMac (Intel) :: Why Won't Computer Go Past White Loading Screen

Aug 20, 2014

Why won't my computer go past the white loading screen and how can I fix it?


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IMac :: G5 With OSX 10.6 Black Screen

Jan 2, 2011

Got me a Second Hand iMac g5 with OSX 10.6 on Screen is black. I changed Power Cable = no Result seen i opened and a thinny Cable from hard drive were not connected. I had to remove the Ram to do that,but no Result i opened again and found another thinny Cable from Broadband Socked comming out. I connected it but nothing happening i opened again with all Leads removed. I removed the Battery inside,pushed after 2 Hour such small Button inside,put Battery in Place,switched on and nothing happened. i pressed the power-Button twice,and on second Time the Screen went White and Fan blow as Hell,but stuck on that. I switched off and on and it was Black again. I disconnected the Lead and switched on after 5 Hour and nothing happens I removed Battery again,pushed after 2 Hour thinny black button inside and nothing when started With nothing happened i always mean "The screen is black",but the Start sound is and i hear a little Fan,and Keyboard reactes with Light on keyboard and with Ping on Computer if i push some Buttons.Mouse has light on Well. seems Screen works. I did not get the Software. It is Snow leopard on but i don't know if re-installing would help or if i need the Pack for 3150.- or what it cost. I also don't know if not Video-Card or logic board fails

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Desktops :: Imac 20" Screen Swap Into 20" IMac G5?

Oct 26, 2010

I need to know if I can replace the screen from a 20" iMac G5 "iSight" model into a 20" iMac G5 late 2006 ( 2.16gHz ) model.

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