I think my video card has gone out...

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  1. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    i came home from work, woke my powerbook from sleep and its doing this. It does it whether the external lcd is plugged in or not.

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    ive restarted, put it to sleep, turned it off, unplugged it, powered it through the battery and anything else i could think of.

    any ideas?
     
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  2. clog

    clog NO SOUP FOR YOU!!!!11

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    that thing is almost brand new isnt it? Warranty that fucker
     
  3. Pineapple Devil

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    got it in november 2004. anyone know the site to where i can look up a local person to take it to for a fix?
     
  4. clog

    clog NO SOUP FOR YOU!!!!11

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    Didnt get the AppleCare? :hs:
     
  5. Pineapple Devil

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    no but its still got warranty until november. im going to buy applecare before it expires
     
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    clog NO SOUP FOR YOU!!!!11

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    just take it to the apple store :dunno:
     
  7. Pineapple Devil

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    the closest one is 1 1/2 hours away
     
  8. Pineapple Devil

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    anyone have any ideas on what to try before i call and take the chance on them charging me for technical support. they make an attempt at fixing it over the phone and if they do they will charge me. if it cant be fixed over the phone then they will allow me to have it serviced for free.
     
  9. Pineapple Devil

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    well i just got off the phone with them. the guy had me do 2 things to it and they didnt work so he's sending me a package to mail it in.
     
  10. Battousai

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    If it was me....I would open the case and then take out the card, clean the AGP socket, and the card, and put the card bck in and start up the computer...

    If that doesnt fix the problem, then I would try redoing the driver for the videocard, I am sure you ca find them easy on Apples site...or the card makers..In this case Nvidia's.
     
  11. untoastytoast

    untoastytoast The Glory Days

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    you can't take the video card out of a powerbook, there's no way to get at it short of taking the whole thing apart, and i'm pretty sure it's welded to the motherboard.
     
  12. Pineapple Devil

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    yeah if i recall correctly, its a pain in the butt to get to b/c you have to take the entire thing apart. i'll let them do it since its under warranty
     
  13. IcyHot4Life

    IcyHot4Life Str8 Ballin'

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    welding > soldering :embd:
     
  14. Battousai

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    :uh:

    I didnt see the powerbook part....

    Only saw the pic, and started to think....

    Ohh well, ya just take that sucker in and be done with it IMO
     
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    untoastytoast The Glory Days

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    whatever :o it's all the same in my mind
     
  16. Pineapple Devil

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    ive got to get a small ass screwdriver to take out my aftermarket ram. he said they arent responsible for it being lost or stolen
     

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