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G5 osx problem! :( :(
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RhombusGeorge
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Jan 22, 2010, 11:19 AM
 
Hello everyone, I'm really new to this forum, but I usually browse it for Mac queries.

I have a problem with my iMac G5 today, and was wondering if anyone knew what the problem means.

I switched the Mac on, like any other day, but the interface seems to be really messed up

It works pefrectly... but these weird lines surround everything..

It looks like this -

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u...Picture2-2.jpg

ANY help would be greatly appreciated!! I love and look after my Mac and I hope this isn't anything serious!!

Georgie
     
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Jan 22, 2010, 11:39 AM
 
I have some bad news, Rhombus. . . looks like your GPU is dying. Sorry about that.

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64stang06
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Jan 22, 2010, 01:02 PM
 
Try resetting the PRAM.

Resetting your Mac's PRAM and NVRAM
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Doc HM
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Jan 22, 2010, 04:13 PM
 
That's the GPU. It's new logic board time I'm afraid.
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Jan 22, 2010, 09:07 PM
 
Originally Posted by Doc HM View Post
That's the GPU. It's new logic board time I'm afraid.
A new Mac mini would be a better idea and possibly cheaper too.
     
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Jan 22, 2010, 11:30 PM
 
Hate to be the confirmer of bad news, but that's definitely a problem with the GPU that can't be fixed. It will have to be replaced, which means new motherboard or machine. Sorry.

And moonmonkey has a good suggestion - a mac mini probably would be cheaper than the repair job on that machine.
     
   
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