Cinema Display problem(?)
June 16, 2009 4:33 PM Subscribe
Is the problem my Cinema Display and if so do I have any hope of fixing it?
posted by sueinnyc to Computers & Internet (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I have a G5 Mac (circa 2004) and a 22" Cinema Display (circa 2001). Unimpressively old, I know.
Yesterday I had a problem with the mouse freezing and ended up rebooting the G5. Today, when I tried to start up, the Leopard login screen came up but the mouse was frozen. I did a hard restart by holding down the power key on the G5 (nothing else was having any effect). I did the same thing again, and now the monitor light is on but the display is black. The G5 will make all of the right sounds, but nothing happens on screen.
I tried disconnecting the power altogether, but each time I reconnect it the monitor light comes right back on and nothing else happens.
I found a site saying to start up while holding down Option-Command-P-R. I tried that, but with no luck.
Does this sound like a problem with the Cinema Display? If so (or even if not), is there anything that I can do?
I'd love to use this as an excuse to buy a new Mac and a new display, but I really ought to be more responsible than that at the moment....