Currently Being ModeratedJul 12, 2012 12:10 PM (in response to cloudysunday)
It should produce a Desktop, assuming that it's the CRT that is bad & not the Graphic card, which is indeed the most likely scenario.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 12, 2012 1:26 PM (in response to BDAqua)
If it's the Graphic Card, is this common and something I can get repaired straightforwardly (and reasonably cheaply)? I don't want to give up on my emac just yet.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 12, 2012 1:48 PM (in response to cloudysunday)
No, the Graphic card is part of the Logic Board, but I dout it is the card, eMacs are famous for bad Capacitors & the CRT giung black.
If you could boot it up from an external drive seup to do Screen Sharing that'd tell you for sure, or if you could wait till it's booted then do a screen capture then grab that file say with the eMac in Target mode, that would tell you which it is also, as both methods get their info from the graphic card, not the screen.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 15, 2012 5:27 AM (in response to BDAqua)
Not too sure what you're suggesting. Perhaps you could clarify. What I have been able to do is hook up my eMac to a laptop with a firewire cable and, using the laptop as the Target. bring up my eMac's Hard Drive.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 15, 2012 12:58 PM (in response to cloudysunday)
Actually, the eMac would be the Target, whichever one boots with the t key held down.
With the eMac booting normally & given enough time to fully boot, do SHIFT+CMD+3 on the eMac, this should save a screen shot to likely the Desktop folder, with name Picture x.png or such.
Then boot the eMac in t mode, you the Laptop to find the eMac's User folder & Desktop folder in that, view the screen shot.