5 Replies Latest reply: Jul 15, 2012 12:58 PM by BDAqua
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Initial problem with display randomly switching off was solved with change of battery and thorough clean of machine. (See this thread: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3832132). But more recently the only thing that could bring display back to life was a good whack to the side of the machine where the power button is, or just leaving the machine alone for 20-30 minutes allowing for the display to come back of its own accord. Now, the display has completely packed up. No signs of life. So, what I'd like to know is:

 

1. Any ideas what's up and if there's anything I can do or if a professional repair is worthwhile?

 

2. Since the processor and Hard Disk are working fine, is it possible to attach an external display to the emac and have it work in exactly the same way as the in-built display (when it was healthy, of course). I know about the VGA adaptor - but would this reproduce a black screen or my desktop?

 

Thanks in advance.


emac, Mac OS X (10.4.11), powerPC G4