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Rayd
23rd May 2005, 11:53 PM
ok... the most devastating thing happened today... i was doing some word work ... as per usual while using adium and safari... and i got a KP... nothing to sever so i rebooted and my monitor WONT TURN ON!!! :'( i tried a whole lot of things... it wont work :'( the comp itself actually turns on.. but the screen wont.. im begging to feel the downside effects of a perfectly flashed graphics card maybe????

PLEASE HELP! :'(

soul assasin
24th May 2005, 12:00 AM
If you say the monitor doesn't turn on, then it is possible your beloved Mac is still ok. :)

If the monitor was ok, wouldn't you get a 'No signal input' or similar?

Have you tried using a separate monitor (if available) ?

Have you tried using the stock video card?

Good luck.

Rayd
24th May 2005, 12:03 AM
the monitor is a sony trinitron one, and yes it does get the no signal error on it... ive tried reset PRAM heaps :P

soul assasin
24th May 2005, 12:09 AM
Damn that could mean the monitor itself is fine, and the problem resides in the Quicksilver.

Not sure that is something that zapping PRAM could fix, but nonetheless if it didn't work the first time, its unlikely to work the 10th time.

My advice is to try the original video card, or if you think the monitor is faulty try hooking it up to your Sawtooth etc.

Exocet
24th May 2005, 01:08 AM
The Wonder, the Wonder, NOOOOOO!

Rayd
24th May 2005, 08:04 AM
:'( bump for the sake of the quicksilver

iSlayer
24th May 2005, 08:29 AM
this is what happens when you overclock a system.....
i warned you

you could be lucky and its just the video card but it also ahs the symptoms of a dead cpu

macmate
24th May 2005, 08:35 AM
like previously suggested.... try the original graphics card.

also first rule of hardware troubleshooting..... take your machine back to original config. (ie take out any pci card and extra ram and unplug extra HDs)

in all honesty it sounds like a dead graphics card, but you will never know until you test it

LCGuy
24th May 2005, 09:54 AM
Does the machine make a series of beeps when you try turning it on?

Rayd
24th May 2005, 04:07 PM
nope just the normal startup tone, but the comp does work because the internet sharing works fine.... after waiting for 2 mins, i hope it isnt a dead graphics card :'(

iSlayer
24th May 2005, 04:11 PM
Originally posted by ipod_man@May 24 2005, 05:07 PM
nope just the normal startup tone, but the comp does work because the internet sharing works fine....
well that pretty much confirms its a graphics card issue

Rayd
24th May 2005, 07:06 PM
ok this rates a 10 on the weird scale, i swapped the ATI RAGE 128 with the 9800 PRO and they work perfectly on both machines... so i swapped them back around to normal and now my quicksilver WONT TURN ON!!!!! AHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!! THE POWER BUTTON WONT TURN ON!!! AHHHHHHHHH!!!!

Rayd
24th May 2005, 07:44 PM
oh dear god... the red 5v line i can see has burned its black around the connector... WHAT DOES THIS MEAN!? is my card destroyed!? also if i take the card out of my quicksilver it turns on as per usual...

Rayd
24th May 2005, 08:22 PM
ok so i swapped them over again... and they both work again... but when i try the 9800 on the QS still NOTHING... well at least its back to turning on with no screen... this is defanitly weird! any help would be MUCHHH appreciated...

mac_man_luke
24th May 2005, 08:43 PM
Tried an extra power cable?

Rayd
24th May 2005, 08:56 PM
what do you mean luke? like a diferent powercable?

mac_man_luke
24th May 2005, 10:10 PM
The 9800 pro uses an extra power supply using a hdd connector doesnt it? if so try another connector

Rayd
24th May 2005, 10:53 PM
oh that powerconnector, i thought you meant the actual power plug... ok ill give it a go tomrow