Mac's on, but no signal to monitor...fffuuuuuuu

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  1. Climbing Cracker

    Climbing Cracker I am the Devil. And I am here to do the Devil's w

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    So, the computer's on....but there's nothing on the monitor. Just like it's sleeping, but won't wake up. Tap the space bar, nothing. Click the mouse, nothing. Monitor? Video card? any ideas here?

    MacPro G5
    Leopard

    That's all I remember.
     
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    Climbing Cracker I am the Devil. And I am here to do the Devil's w

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    okay....now it's fine....:dunno:
     
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    Climbing Cracker I am the Devil. And I am here to do the Devil's w

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    okay, this is a chronic problem. what the fuck?
     
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    Raider007 om nom nom nom

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    hardware test it, see if your video card is going bad...
    being a G5 it has some miles under it's belt, unless it's a macpro which would be intel...

    pick one... powermac g5 or a macpro
     
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    okay, it's a macpro 2x2.8 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon

    Is this the test?
    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1509

    I've been after a better video card anyway. :o If that's what it is...
     
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    Climbing Cracker I am the Devil. And I am here to do the Devil's w

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    awesome. now it won't even come on after a reboot. nothing on the monitor, at all. it's like the monitor's not plugged in even. to beat all, i just found the install discs. :rolleyes:
     
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    Same thing happened to mine, but it turned out the be the graphics card or some shit.
     
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    Climbing Cracker I am the Devil. And I am here to do the Devil's w

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    how hard is it to replace?
     
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    take one out, but new one in. if you get the same one, no drivers need to be installed.
     
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    i'd rather not get the same one. Looking into a Nvidia GeGorce 8800GT. I work mostly in FCP and Motion. The current card has a hard time keeping up. But, since I don't know if I have an "older" Macpro, I gotta call and find out.

    Digging around online, I had all the symptoms of a graphics card meltdown. Unresponsive mouse, unresponsive programs, unresponsive monitor. No artifacts, but whatever.
     
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    Climbing Cracker I am the Devil. And I am here to do the Devil's w

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    nvidia installed. now, a white screen. apple logo never came on...:wtf:

    edit: wierd, it took like 5 minutes for OSX to load...
     

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