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Is my DVI port dead?

3045 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Aug 13, 2008 9:08 AM by Vicky Bilaniuk RSS
Vicky Bilaniuk Calculating status...
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Aug 12, 2008 3:08 PM
15" powerbook G4. I plugged a 22" Acer into it that natively runs at 1680x1050. It picks up the display and properly configures itself to run at that resolution and even seems to work fine for the first little bit, but then I get extensive DVI corruption. (it looks like bad TV reception) I have ensured that the cable is in as snug as possible. I know the monitor works as I've used it on other machines. In fact, it's currently sitting here plugged into a brand new macbook and everything is peachy. But it won't work with the powerbook. I think I've used the powerbook's DVI port maybe a small handful of times over the years and honestly, I can't remember if it ever worked.

I guess I'm hoping maybe there's some sort of configuration problem I am unaware of or something. I like my powerbook, even though it's really getting ancient now.
15" powerbook G4, Mac OS X (10.3.x), onboard FX5200
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    Aug 13, 2008 8:57 AM (in response to Vicky Bilaniuk)
    Would you tell us exactly which model Powerbook G4 you have? There are several, and someone may know of specific issues with one.

    Try using the analog adapter if possible and see if that works.
    Of course, trying another display with DVI might also help pinpoint the problem.
    15" std rez AlBook 1.67GHz, among others, Mac OS X (10.4.11)

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