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eMAC Monitor bootsup in "DIM" state

Message #1 - Posted 2004/11/09 - huzzlar

Hi,

I have a G4 eMAC 1Ghz OS X v10.2.8.

When our MAC is first booted, the screen isn't bright like normal. It is in a dark dim state, similar to standby mode when left idling. The only way to make it bright again is when we put the MAC to sleep mode, and then reactivate the screen (ie return from sleep mode). Once the screen brightens up and return from sleep mode, the mouse arrow would freeze for a few secounds before it could move again. Also, if the computer is left idling, it will go into the "dim mode" again.

Is this a hardware or software problem that can be fixed with disk utility? But we already tried rebuilding the desktop with Disk Warrior 3.0.2 with no result. Does optimizing the HD help? But we could not find that function in Diskwarrior 3.0.2. Thanks for your support.

Tony

Message #2 - Posted 2004/11/11 - Steve

On Tue, 9 Nov 2004 9:57:20 -0800, huzzlar wrote
(in message <41910500$1_4@alt.athenanews.com>):

Hi,

I have a G4 eMAC 1Ghz OS X v10.2.8.

When our MAC is first booted, the screen isn't bright like normal. It is in a dark dim state, similar to standby mode when left idling. The only way to make it bright again is when we put the MAC to sleep mode, and then reactivate the screen (ie return from sleep mode). Once the screen brightens up and return from sleep mode, the mouse arrow would freeze for a few secounds before it could move again. Also, if the computer is left idling, it will go into the "dim mode" again.

Is this a hardware or software problem that can be fixed with disk utility? But we already tried rebuilding the desktop with Disk Warrior 3.0.2 with no result. Does optimizing the HD help? But we could not find that function in Diskwarrior 3.0.2. Thanks for your support.

Tony

Optimizing the disk is not likely to fix this problem. Optimizing doesn't generally fix any problem other than slow reads of the disk by the OS.

I would guess OS corruption or possibly bad ram or video board. If you added ram, I would try taking any extra ram out and seeing if that cures the problem. If you haven't added ram, I would be looking at an archive and install of the OS to see if this cures the problem. Keep in mind that when reinstalling the OS, bad things can happen like having to erase the whole drive, so backups of critical data is VERY important.

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