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video smearing

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Nov 23, 2012 3:03 PM

Frm iMac G5 1.8 GHZ 20" PPC.

This problem manifested after the power supply was replaced. Can anyone clue me in on the cause and repair colution? Thanks


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iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.8), 20" 1.8 GHz 2 GB RAM
  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (43,415 points)
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    Nov 23, 2012 5:24 PM (in response to CIAGP)

    Can you describe 'video smearing' in more detail?

  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (43,415 points)
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    Nov 24, 2012 3:23 PM (in response to CIAGP)

    Your image does not show, but you may be right. Sorry to hear it.

  • Rambling Joe Level 2 Level 2 (280 points)
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    Nov 27, 2012 9:13 PM (in response to CIAGP)

    Either the Video Graphics card is going bad, or the capacitors are failing. If the capacitors look okay, it's the Graphics Card. Mine G5 ALS looked very similar to yours. Bad graphics card.




    Good luck,


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