Question about Apple iMac G5 Desktop
I just noticed a white vertical line running the length of my IMAC screen. it is there even when i went on firefox. it was not there yesterday. it just appeared. this is my only ''working'' computer in my house and I rely on it. is this something that is going to get worse or can it stay localized to the one line and simply be a nuisance? The computer is about 3 years old. i do not know if it is a G4 or G5. my e-mail address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
The line is an indication that there is a failure in the display, most times the failure will be limited to the line you see but occasionally the problem will spread, causing more lines. the only way to fix it is to have the display replaced.
Posted on Dec 15, 2008
That is a fine example of how crappy mac screens are. I am a Computer technichion and I know how cruddy mac screens are if your computer is still under warenty try sending it away to a apple store
Posted on Feb 05, 2009
I'm having this problem too. About 3 weeks ago one line showed up and about every 5 days a new one shows up. I'm now at 4 lines. The Mac is 3 years old. I was hoping it would last longer than this! I wonder how long until I can't use it at all.
Posted on Oct 05, 2009
So is there any way to fix it ur self?
Posted on Oct 21, 2012
Same thing w/ lines. except I am having problems w/ my mouse. Well, I don't think its the mouse. when I have several windows up and trying to scroll on One particular window it will randomly go to another open window.
Now my Imac's hard drive just took a dive 5 mos. ago and I lost a lot of info. I had another hard drive put in by my ex husband, wonder if he pinched a cord???HELP!
Posted on Jan 07, 2011
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Check for a failing hard drive
Trying booting from the Mac OS X install disc.
insert the Mac OS X install disc.
press the start button, while holding down the "C" key on the keyboard
Once you are running from the disc. go to Disk Utilities select the hard drive click the "repair permissions" button at the bottom.
If you get any red errors listed or it doesn't seem to finish repairing the permissions you have a failing hard drive and it will need to be replaced.
The vertical lines is one of two thing a failing LCD module of a failing video card.
Here is how to check which one it is.
connect an external display to it.
if the lines show on the external display is a video card. Unfortunately the video card is attached the logic board and the whole logic board will need to be replaced.
If the lines don't show up on the external display the LCD module will need to be replaced.
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