Question about Apple Power Mac G5 Desktop
I have 2 problems with my G5 Dual 1.8 GHz PowerPc -1GB DDR SDRAM, running 10.4.10. The first problem is that suddenly on the desktop all the icons and the dock have 3 or 4 horizontal lines of black dashes and dotted lines around each icon and 2 of these under the mouse cursor. It is as though they are part of the icons and the cursor - they move with them. I have done some online searching and some say it may be the video card, some the logic board. I think I have ruled out a software problem because I tried to login under another user account and the "ghosting" was still there. I have rebooted a few times - no change. I have run applejack with no change. The only change was when I booted up in safe boot, the ghosting went away. My other problem is that I tried to run the Apple Hardware Test from the disk, but I got a message that said Apple Hardware Test can not be used for this G5. What's that! Can someone help me? Thanks, Kim
You most definitely have a video card problem, I have seen it many times. The AHT is different for each Macintosh, which version are you using? let me know the serial number of your computer and the version and I will tell you the correct AHT to use.
Posted on Feb 22, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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