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Powerbook 800 DVI Video problems!!
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davcomp
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Aug 14, 2002, 08:28 PM
 
I just got a new powerbook and it is doing all sorts of weird things. Whenever I move a window of ANY program more than an inch or so on the screen the whole computer freezes. The visualizer in iTunes also freezes the system. Also, resizing a window any significant amount makes the system freeze. Any ideas? This is a MOST ANNOYING problem! I am running 10.1.5.
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Aug 14, 2002, 08:37 PM
 
I forgot to mention that whenever I use dock maginification the names above the icons leave weird video artifacts. Please help, it is very annoying and constricting.
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Aug 14, 2002, 08:45 PM
 
I also installed the ATI update, but still no solution. What is wrong with this thing!?
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Aug 14, 2002, 11:36 PM
 
Hasn't anyone had a problem like this before? I need help really badly, anyone have anymore suggestions? I have reformatted and done software restores, and nothing at all worked. Any advice, from anyone!?
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Aug 15, 2002, 07:07 AM
 
Videosubsystem (GPU or VRAM) seems bad. Turn it back to the shop. They should care about.....

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Aug 15, 2002, 09:39 AM
 
Your book is not running at specs. Please call AppleCare or better yet, just take the unit into an Apple Authorized service center.
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Aug 15, 2002, 04:47 PM
 
Seems like it's clearly a hardware issue... in any case it's brand new, it doesn't work, take it back.

Also, a word of advice: Wait 15 minutes, and try to compose one well thought out post instead of 3/4 back to back posts which each tell part of the story. Just makes things confused. Also, if nobody answers at 2-3am, it's probably because we are all asleep!

I understand you're freaked out about the 'Book, I would be too!
     
davcomp  (op)
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Aug 15, 2002, 06:57 PM
 
I called Apple this morning and they have no idea what the problem is either since the Video Ram checked out fine! I am sending it off to them tomorrow and they are going to take care of it or replace it.

Sorry about all the posts, I was exhausted and extremely stressed out because I spent $3,000 on a computer that is hardly usable! I kept posting because I kept thinking of things to do by looking up more info and calling friends. Oh well! Thanks everyone.
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