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2595 Views 9 Replies Latest reply: May 23, 2008 2:47 AM by alainofiets
Currently Being ModeratedApr 20, 2008 6:44 AM (in response to \"ARIKI\")Well - the Apple Official on Won't-Start-Up is here (ignore the 10.3.9 bit)
You could try using the most recent DVD you have - may be the 10.4 retail disc - in this process
You could run the Apple Hardware Test, explained here
Please post again if none of it helps. Good Luck.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 20, 2008 7:25 AM (in response to maclover)hey maclover, Thanks for the suggestions. I tried them all, still nothing. I hear the hard drive spinning and then the fans start going crazy.;
I've taken all the 3rd party RAM out, tried to start from the dvd, unplugged all peripherals, tried safe mode.
dang!G5 dual 2GHz w/ 2G of RAM
Currently Being ModeratedApr 20, 2008 7:41 AM (in response to Douglas Freeman)Well - there are the three Re s
Re placing the internal back-up battery, shown here
Re seating the RAM - taking them out and replacing them firmly.
Re seating the video card
And Un plugging from the mains for a while - at least 15 mins. - sometimes resets things generally.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 28, 2008 1:11 PM (in response to Douglas Freeman)Hi Douglas,
Just wondering if you have found a solution to your issue.
From time to time, I boot the computer only to have the screen be black. I know the OS has booted because I hear the e-mail chimes and the key strokes work when I shut down. Sometimes the screen will come back on if I shut down and reboot and sometimes I have to do it several times. A friend of mine suggested the video card might be bad, but I'm not sure how to determine that.
This problem doesn't always show up, in fact, up until this morning it had been many weeks since the problem popped up.
I will appreciate any positive suggestions.
GaryPower Mac G5 and MacBook Pro 1.8, Mac OS X (10.4.11), 2GB RAM (G5) 2GB RAM (MBP)
Currently Being ModeratedMay 20, 2008 10:00 PM (in response to \"ARIKI\")hey guys i fixed it.
it was just a little bit of moisture in or around the connectors(video card to Dvi connector)i found out that if your in an area where its a bit hot...the towers build up moisture in certain parts....
if your screen is working then it will probly be the moisture issue...
some could be burnt cards.....try and check that.....Mac OS X (10.4.3)
Currently Being ModeratedMay 23, 2008 2:47 AM (in response to GarySDG)Hello,
since a few days, I'm having the same problem. The system boots up to the login screen, but the screen stays black. The screen (23") was replaced just a month ago, due to faulty Firewire ports.
When I look into the system profiler (/usr/sbin/system_profiler) it states:
ATI Radeon X1900 XT:
Chipset Model: ATY,RadeonX1900
PCIe Lane Width: x16
VRAM (Total): 256 MB
Vendor: ATI (0x1002)
Device ID: 0x7240
Revision ID: 0x0000
ROM Revision: 113-A52070-109
So, it doesn't 'see' the monitor. Meanwhile, the iSight which is connected to this monitor is detected.
Alain le SagePowerMac G5 2.3 GHz, Mac OS X (10.5.2)