OT: MacPro is playing up - any tips?

Neal Campbell nealk3nc at gmail.com
Wed Apr 14 15:47:23 EDT 2010


Take the card with you, they might be able to test it for you!

73
Neal

On Wednesday, April 14, 2010, David Bovill <david.bovill at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks Bob - will give it a go!
>
>
> On 14 April 2010 19:38, Bob Sneidar <bobs at twft.com> wrote:
>
>> Hi Dave.
>>
>> If you take it to Apple and complain that the video card died just over a
>> year they may take care of you. Sometimes they have extended warranty
>> programs that you wouldn't know about unless you go ask. If you got the
>> Applecare Protection Plan then it is still under warranty and you should
>> DEFINITELY take it into Apple.
>>
>> Bob
>>
>>
>> On Apr 14, 2010, at 11:15 AM, David Bovill wrote:
>>
>> > Thanks Neal - any way to test it is the graphics card without going out
>> and
>> > buying another one - I don't have any spare cards to hand?
>> >
>> > The machine and graphics card is just over a of year old - so I guess
>> I'll
>> > just have to go out and buy a new card, it was a farily expensive NVidia
>> > effort.... hmmm can't even see how to buy one on the Apple UK Online
>> Store.
>> >
>> > On 14 April 2010 18:50, Neal Campbell <nealk3nc at gmail.com> wrote:
>> >
>> >> I had almost the exact same thing a year ago and ultimately it would not
>> >> boot at all (no chime, nothing). From what I understand, if it doesn't
>> >> chime, it didn't pass the POST routine on the motherboard.
>> >>
>> >> You are right on, it turned out that the graphics card had burned out. I
>> >> took it as an opportunity to upgrade to the 3870 radeon card which was
>> >> crazily expensive versus what you get in the PC world but you gotta pay
>> for
>> >> no driver issues someway!
>> >>
>> >> Best wishes
>> >> Neal Campbell
>> >> Abroham Neal Software
>> >> www.abrohamnealsoftware.com
>> >> (540) 645 5394 NEW PHONE NUMBER
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> On Wed, Apr 14, 2010 at 1:46 PM, David Bovill <david at vaudevillecourt.tv
>> >>> wrote:
>> >>
>> >>> Today my MacPro suddenly decided to freeze - with pretty green stipes
>> and
>> >>> pink squares all over the screen. Restarting only worked after
>> resetting
>> >>> PRAM and rebooting in Single User Mode. It's been a very long time
>> since
>> >>> I've had a problem with an OSX machine - so I am wandering if there are
>> >> any
>> >>> diagnostic tips out there? If feels like an Xwindows / video card issue
>> -
>> >>> but I am wandering what steps I can take to help diagnose the issue?
>> >>>
>> >>> Thanks in advance :(
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