2841 Views 13 Replies Latest reply: Oct 22, 2008 7:31 PM by boymilo
I just tried to change the Display Resolution (from 1280x1024 to 1280x960) in System Preferences and the screen went black. I could not exit out. So I had to reboot.
Could this be a monitor / video driver problem? Or was that just a result of being in Safe Mode?
I am not using ViewSonic drivers. ViewSonic drivers only work with OS 9.
How do you repair monitor / video drivers?
The black screens are back. It's happening the majority of the time but in a random manner.
It happens with a cold startup, reboot, when the screen saver kicks in, or while the screen saver is running; but not every time.
Repair Disk Permissions: sometimes works.
Sometimes the start up will work when I hold down the Apple+Option keys.
Safe Boot works and sometimes it will start up ok after a Safe Boot.
I looked for the files:
but they are nowhere to be found. I removed them in August when this first started.
Any suggestions what the problem is?
It sounds like maybe the HD is starting to go out, do you have an external Firewire drive you can install to?
Might be time for An Archive & Install, which gives you a new OS, but can preserve all your files, pics, music, settings, etc., as long as you have plenty of free disk space, if we haven't done that yet...
But I don't give that too much chance of curing it
Howdy. I have Had the same problem as you in regards to a ViewSonic Monitor and the Mac Mini. This is my post:
Monitor failure when switching resolutions
Using Displays with the Mac mini, Apr 1, 2008, Replies: 2
Running 10.5.2 on Mac Mini G4 1.42 Ghz with ATI Radeon 9200, 32 MB VRAM and ViewSonic VX922
When switching resolutions from 1280x1024 to 800x600 or vice versa, the monitor will cut to black and the power light on the monitor switches from solid green to flashing green. Only by combinations of powering down the mini and starting it up again with the monitor on or off will bring the monitor back to life. This problem makes it difficult to play World of Warcraft amongst other games. Any feedback in regards to this problem would be appreciated.
At this point, I am unable to switch Monitor resolutions. If I do, the monitor goes black, and I have to power everything down and wait a while before I can restart.
I've resigned myself to not switching resolutions, but I'm wondering if you've had any luck.
Thanks for your time!