Tracking Forums, Newsgroups, Maling Lists
Home Scripts Tutorials Tracker Forums
  Advanced Search
  HOME    TRACKER    mac


Advertisements:






Power Mac G5 :: White Stripe Down The Middle Of The Display?


My mother has a G5 - one year past AppleCare - that has suddenly developed a white stripe down the middle of the display. Is this a known issue at Apple that has a solution, other than getting an 2nd display and adapter?

[URL]

[URL]

Information:
2.8 GHz Intel Core i7
Mac OS X (10.6.2)
8 GB Memory


View 5 Replies (Posted: Jan 28, 2010)

Sponsored Links:

Related Forum Messages for Mac:
OS X :: MBP Shows Dark Display With Thin White Stripe?
Recently, the display of my MacBook Pro (unfortunately, out of warranty) often is black/greyish after wake-up/start-up with a thin white stripe in the middle of the screen, and the computer (obviously) cannot be used in this mode (you can hear it start up, but since the screen is completely dark, I can't actually do anything - restarting doesn't help either).

At first I thought it might be the graphic card (since there is a known problem with NVIDIA), but I've brought it in for repair where they have run multiple software-tests, and no error code was returned (when I brought it in it magically "fixed itself" and, once running, the problem can't be re-recreated), so nothing was fixed.

It seems to me that the MacBook for some reason cannot find or communicate with the display because I just discovered that if I hook up an external monitor, it manages to find that, and, after disconnecting the external monitor again, also "reconnects" to its own display. It then generally runs fine until I physically move it (ie. put it in my backpack and carry it somewhere) - after being moved, it tends to have the same problem again (not always, but more and more often).

Have you had any similar experience and/or what might cause this and how it could be fixed? I'd like to avoid replacing the display or something of the sort until I know for sure what's going on.

Posted: May 4, 2009

View 1 Replies!   View Related
MacBook Air :: White Mark In Middle Of Display Screen
I just bought the new MBA last night. I noticed that when the MBA is turned off, there is a visible white mark in the middle of the screen. It looks like the apple logo that is on the back of the computer. Is this normal?

Posted: Nov 30, 2010

View 2 Replies!   View Related
OS X :: Screen Has A 1 Inch Stripe In The Middle From Top To Bottom?
this morning i turned on my comp and everthing was fine, but then my son started to watch something on youtube and this blinking stripe appeared i thought it was the youtube image, when he closed it, it was my comp screen!! the sun hits directly on the back of the comp, and i've been told that it could damage the comp, could that be it? i have a mac os x 10.4.11.

Posted: Sep 22, 2009

View 3 Replies!   View Related
Intel Mac :: A Vertical White Stripe About 2 Inches Wide Appeared On Screen, Get Rid Of It?
How do I get rid of a vertical white stripe that appeared on my iMac screen? It is two inches wide.  I just updated Firefox before it appeared. 

Info:
IMac, Mac OS X (10.4.8)

Posted: Jun 15, 2012

View 1 Replies!   View Related
MacBook Air :: White Ring Of Light In The Middle Of Blank White Screen?
I've begun to notice a ring, roughly three inches in diameter, in the middle of my Air, Rev C, Screen. It is a white ring, a couple of millimeters thick, that I can see best behind an all white screen, i.e. a blank page of a word processing document.

Posted: Mar 15, 2010

View 19 Replies!   View Related
MacBook Air :: White Ring Of Light In Middle Of Blank White Screen / Roughly Three Inches In Diameter
I've begun to notice a ring, roughly three inches in diameter, in the middle of my Air, Rev C, Screen. It is a white ring, a couple of millimeters thick,that I can see best behind an all white screen, i.e. a blank page of a word processing document.

Anyone seen anything like this before. I can actually see part of it right on the white of the page I am typing in this thread.

Posted: May 4, 2005

View 8 Replies!   View Related
Power Mac G5 :: Display Will Not Calibrate (Black And White Gradations)
I am helping my office partner try to set up her Mac G5 dual 2.5 for photoshop, and her monitors will not display any black below 235 or any white point above 10. When using the Mac OS calibration tool, the displays won't show the black circle in the black square on the brightness adjustment, no matter how brightly they are set. We switched displays, from a dell 2007wfp to a new Lacie 324 and the results were the same. The same Dell 2007 wfp connected to my MacPro had excellent rendering of black and white gradations. Is this a video card problem? How can we tell? If it's a video card issue, should we upgrade when replacing it, and if so to what?

Information:
G5 dual 2G
Mac OS X (10.4.5)
4GB ram

Posted: Dec 17, 2009

View 10 Replies!   View Related
IMac :: Have An Inch Wide White Stripe On My Screen?
I have an inch wide white stripe that runs from the top to the bottom of my screen. This is on an Imac. The cursor disappears when going through it but pops out on the other side. It doesn't move but I can drag my window back and forth to view the part the stripe covers.

Any ideas or should I locate a local mac repair person?

Posted: Jun 11, 2008

View 7 Replies!   View Related
Power Mac G5 :: Dead In Middle Of Working - No Power Light Cannot Restart
My mac just went out like it was unplugged in the middle of me working. Now there is no power light and it will not start back up. What can I do to troubleshoot? I've checked all cables and all seem to be ok.

Information:
2.3 G5
Mac OS X (10.4.10)

Posted: Mar 31, 2008

View 3 Replies!   View Related
MacBook :: Vertical Stripe On Display?
So, my late 2008 aluminum Macbook has been giving me some issues. At first, the display basically conked out on me so I had to get that replaced. Then about a week after it got replaced, it looked like some sort of liquid had oozed out of the display. It was basically between the LCD screen and the glass display. I pressed on it a couple times with my thumb and it went away. Then yesterday, the liquid came back. Then late last night, this vertical line of static came up and it wont go away.

Here is a picture of the liquid stuff. It's not great because I can only see it when the screen is off because the vertical stripe is on top of the liquid stuff. Its kinda hard to see, but it looks like oil on the inside of the screen.

Posted: Apr 28, 2010

View 2 Replies!   View Related
PowerPC :: Yellow / Green Stripe Appeared On Screen Display
Pulled my coveted 12" 1.5 ghz powerbook out of its bag and it's has an annoying little opaque stripe about 3/4" along the right side of the display. It changes color from yellow to green. When I pinch the lower side of my display together, it goes back to the blue background color, but still has a distortion to it.

Posted: Sep 22, 2009

View 1 Replies!   View Related
Power Mac :: Shutdown By Itself In Middle Of Any Work
My pm g5 it just shutdown by it self I try to leave it unplug all day and it work ok but the in the middle of any work it die on me i put a new battery it did not work push the pram bottom same thing.

Info:
PowerMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

Posted: Mar 17, 2012

View 14 Replies!   View Related
MacBook Air :: White Line Appearing Across The Middle Of My Screen?
I have an white line appearing across the middle of my screen, about halfway down, doesnt appear every time - anyone getting this?

Information:
Macbook Pro
Mac OS X (10.5.1)

Posted: May 11, 2008

View 1 Replies!   View Related
MacBook Pro :: White Screen With Slash / Circle In Middle
Has anyone seen and solved the issue of receiving a white screen on reboot with a slashed circle? Prior to rebooting the computer was running V-E-R-Y slowly. I saved my work and rebooted only to receive this screen.

Info:MacBookPro, Mac OS X (10.6.8), new 512GB SSD installed 30days ago

Posted: Jul 3, 2012

View 2 Replies!   View Related
Power Mac G5 :: Keeps Powering Off Instantly In Middle Of Doing Work
I have a PowerMax G5 running the latest version of Leopard. I recently added 1 GB of memory (2 512s), ever since, my computer has been powering down. It doesn't shutdown gracefully, just completely powers down instantly in the middle of doing stuff. I figured maybe it was bad memory, so I reseated the memory and it worked fine for a day or two, and now it is doing it again. This time, I took the new memory completely out, and it is still doing it. What gives? How can I figure out what is going on? Is there a chance that one of my old memory sticks went bad?

Information:
PowerMac G5
Mac OS X (10.5.2)

Posted: Mar 12, 2008

View 1 Replies!   View Related
OS X Leopard :: MacBook Pro Stuck At White Screen In Middle Of Reinstallation
i was reinstalling leopard and everything was going fine, it was installing great. Then my screen fell alseep, when i went to go wake it up the screen was white, it has been that way ever since, and it has been several hours already. What can i do? Im afraid to turn it off because it is in the middle of installion.

Information:

Posted: Jan 1, 2009

View 3 Replies!   View Related
PowerPC :: PowerBook Won't Start - White Screen With Lines Across The Middle?
I put my PowerBook to sleep and left home with it about an hour ago. I just opened it and it woke up but the screen was black. I turned it off and back on. The white screen with the apple and progress wheel came on for a normal period of time, but then the screen went all white and there were several uneven horizontal lines across the middle and froze there. I forced a restart and the same thing happened but this time I got the semi transparent window that says need to restart. I did that and I got the same screen without the message.

Posted: Jul 13, 2007

View 5 Replies!   View Related
Power Mac G5 :: SuperDrive Tray Not Fully Opened - Stuck In Middle
I just bought a used G5 1.6GHz, when I tried everything on the shop it was OK, the tray would fully open all the way, but after brought home and and turn on the G5, try to use the SuperDrive, it stuck in the middle, I guess it was the slide-down door not clear enough to let the tray open. When I transport it on my car, I just let it lie down on the back seat, was it the cause? What can I do now? Now the only way I can let the tray fully open is to use my fingers to assist push the slide-down door.

Information:
PowerBook G4 867MHz (Ti)
Mac OS X (10.4.10)
USB Bluetooth, 160GB FW HD, LG FW DVD Writer

Posted: Jun 2, 2008

View 1 Replies!   View Related
Power Mac G5 :: Start Anymore White POWER LED Flashes Permanently All 4 - 5 Seconds
Since yesterday my PowerMac G5 (okt.2005) did not start anymore. The fan starts, the Harddisk also but then stops. The screen is black and I get no starting sound. The white POWER LED ist flashing all 4-5 seconds permanently. I replaced the battery and reseted the PVRAM but it did not help.

Information:
Powermac G5 2.0

Posted: Jul 28, 2009

View 1 Replies!   View Related
OS X Leopard :: Removing Middle Name From Display?
I like to store middle names for my contacts, but I don't want them to display when I send mail and in the Address Book listing both in Leopard and on my iPhone. Is there any way to disable Middle Name display?

Information:
Mac Pro 2.0Ghz Quad-Core
Mac OS X (10.5.5)
4GB RAM, ATI X1900XT

Posted: Jan 1, 2009

View 3 Replies!   View Related
MacBook :: Display On New - Circle In The Middle Of Screen
I recently just purchased a new macbook less than a week ago. This is also my first mac that I have ever owned. I just noticed today that when I turn the brightness all the way down, or when I go away from my computer and my screen turns black that there is a circle in the middle of my screen which I can still see what is going on in the background. Its not like its bright but you can still notice it.

Posted: Mar 22, 2010

View 3 Replies!   View Related
IMac Intel :: Display Moved Up And Dock In Middle Of Screen
I restarted already comp and everything seems to be ok (question for how long), at this moment but just few min ago I had a dock horizontally in the middle of my screen with black and white stripes above and under that. Is there any chance that after spending so much money I will stop to be afraid what will happen next with my Imac? I am afraid to put it into sleep and wake it up.

Information:
iMac 27
Mac OS X (10.6.1)

Posted: Nov 10, 2009

View 5 Replies!   View Related
MacBook :: Middle-2007 Won't Start - On External Display, No Signals Appear
When I tried to power it on, it didn't work. There was no startup chime, but power controller was lighting. There was nothing on a display, it only flashed for a second but then nothing.. Apple on the backside doesn't lights.Then I connected it to an external display but it only said "no signal" or something else. I also tried to do this

Posted: Jun 17, 2010

View 3 Replies!   View Related
PowerPC :: Connect Power Mac G5 To LED Cinema Display With Mini Display Port?
As the title says, I need a new monitor for my old G5 as the old monitor for it went bust. Apple does not make the old displays that came with the unit anymore and the only available monitor is the new LED ones ? but they all come with mini display ports

Posted: Oct 8, 2009

View 3 Replies!   View Related
MacBook Pro :: Thin Green Vertical Line In Middle Of Builtin Display Screen?
This green line just appeared after using this MacBook since Oct 2008 purchase. Does not appear on the boot up screen, but at log-in and beyond.

Information:
MacBook Pro 2.4 GHz Intel, 2GB 667 MHz ram
Mac OS X (10.6.2)
17 in. display 1680x1050, 256Mb vram 32 bit color

Posted: Mar 31, 2010

View 1 Replies!   View Related
Intel Mac :: Display Is In Black And White When I Turn My Machine On
when i turn my machine on, the display goes black and white.

Info:iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

Posted: Mar 12, 2012

View 4 Replies!   View Related
Intel Mac :: Why Does Display Have Two Diagonal White Shadows When Switched Off
my display appears to have two diagonal white streaks on the dark screen when it is off - I'm finding this really disturbing as this machine is still well under a year old and I can find no reason for this.  it doesn't show up when the screen is on or I'm working on it.

Info:
iMac (21.5-inch Mid 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.3)

Posted: Apr 4, 2012

View 1 Replies!   View Related
Intel Mac :: Have A White Vertical Line On Display Screen
Have white vertical line in center of screen display. Do I need a new system or can it be fixed?

Info:
iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

Posted: Jun 17, 2012

View 1 Replies!   View Related
Power Mac :: G5 White Light Flashing?
My PPC G5 Mac Power Pro has been working fine, on one startup recently the screen didn't come on, the keyboard and mouse did not pass the startup test and the white light flashes three times. After a while the fans go into hovercraft mode! I've reseated the RAm and checked all other cards.

Info:
PowerMac, Mac OS X (10.5.8), To be supplied

Posted: Apr 20, 2012

View 1 Replies!   View Related
Power Mac G5 :: Finding 23 Inch Cinema Display 90w Power Adapter
Where can I obtain a new 23 Inch Cinema Display power adapter? I've searched the Apple Store but I cannot find it.

Information:
G5 Dual Core PowerPC
Mac OS X (10.5.1)
23 Inch Cinema Display

Posted: Nov 19, 2007

View 1 Replies!   View Related
Power Mac G5 :: Power Button On Display Won't Stop Blinking
The power button on the display blinks 3 times every 5 seconds and won't stop. This light usually stays lit while computer is on. It started doing this one day when i went to put computer to sleep and has done this ever since. How do i fix this?

Information:
power mac G5
Mac OS X (10.5.8)
20 inch Cinema Display

Posted: Oct 5, 2010

View 2 Replies!   View Related
Power Mac :: Display Calibrate Cannot Change Display
Under system preferences, display calibrator will not change any of my displays colors.

Info:G5 Dual 1.8, 10.5.7-OSX, 4 GB RAM, Twin 500's, 9600-V-Card, and 1TB Elite Pro FW, Mac OS X (10.5.7)

Posted: May 1, 2012

View 5 Replies!   View Related
Mac Pro :: Cinema Display Showing Black And White Strips
My Mac Pro (Early 2008) is acting weird it is showing only black and white strips. Start up makes my fan spin faster for longer than usual also. When I enter the command line with command + s. I can see a bit if the screen. Here's an image:
http://agarcias.com/mac/photo.JPG

Information:
Mak Book PRO
Mac OS X (10.5.8)

Posted: Aug 23, 2010

View 1 Replies!   View Related
Power Mac G5 :: White Screen Possibly HD Dying
I have a PowerMac G5 Tower Dual 1.8 with a 160GB HD (I think I upgraded the OS once so maybe it's Tiger). When I start it up, it sits on the white screen and thinks for a long time, then restarts and repeats that for as long as I let it. I have tried putting the install DVD in the drive and pressing C, but it will not bring up the DVD to boot from. I have put the computer into target mode via firewire using my iMac and can see the drive and copy stuff off of it, but when I try to run disk utility or Diskwarrior 4 on it, it gives errors and says there is a hardware problem and to get the data off the drive asap. I have opened the case and taken out the RAM and put that back in as well as messed with the internal hard drive (pulled it out a bit then back in) and none of that made a difference.

So my Questions are:
How do I know if this is a hard drive that's dying or some other issue (such as the motherboard)? If I could be sure it was the hard drive, I'd get a new one on ebay or somewhere for $50 and put that in (so that I could have an extra machine for time-consuming tasks). And secondly, I've seen the videos on youtube showing how to replace a hard drive. I've opened the case and checked it out and it seems pretty simple. What do I need to watch out for with buying a drive for it and installing it?

Information:
Powermac G5 Tower Dual 1.8 160GB HD
Mac OS X (10.4.7)

Posted: Jul 29, 2010

View 4 Replies!   View Related
Power Mac G5 :: Desktop Went White But Machine Still Working
I have a PowerPC G5 and I can boot up just fine, during which I can see the desktop image, but as soon as everything gets on the desktop, it all goes white. I can still work. Everything is there. I can see the drives. It's just not pulling the desktop image for some reason. Is the monitor about to go out or something?

Information:
PowerPC G5
Mac OS X (10.5.8)

Posted: Jul 30, 2010

View 12 Replies!   View Related
Power Mac G5 :: G5 Freezes On The Opening White Apple Page?
My G5 freezes on the opening white apple page. Any suggestions

Information:
g5
Mac OS X (10.4.3)

Posted: May 9, 2008

View 11 Replies!   View Related
Mac :: Can Used Disk Utility To Create The Stripe Partition
I have installed 2x Intel X-25M Gen2 (SSDSA2MH160G2C1) 160GB SSDs in RAID 0 (striped) in my 17" uMBP. Second SSD was installed using a MCE Optibay in place of CD-ROM. I used the OSX Disk Utility to create the stripe partion with no problems. I currently have 10.5.8 loaded and will be loading 10.6.0 tonight and doing some simple GeekBench benchmarks.

Posted: Sep 5, 2009

View 24 Replies!   View Related
Mac Pro :: Creating A RAID 0 Stripe Set?
I have an existing drive with an existing partition.  Can Disk Utility be used to convert this to a stripe set?  I assume not but it would save sme time if it could.  I have two iTB drives that I would like to treat as a single 2TB drive.

Info:
Mac Pro (Early 2008), Mac OS X (10.7.4), iPad, PowerMac G5; PowerBook 17

Posted: Jun 8, 2012

View 4 Replies!   View Related
Power Mac G5 :: Screen Displays Black And White Lines With No Images?
I was updating my HP printer and hp had a firmware update that didn't work and just continued with no end. I had to force quit and restart. Now when I restart I get the apple on grey as though I have a bad antenna reception on a tv look, followed by blue screen with that same effect and eventually black sscreen with white static jumping lines in both directions.

Posted: Jul 12, 2009

View 1 Replies!   View Related
Copyright 2005-08 www.BigResource.com, All rights reserved