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  1. #1

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    Feb 11, 2010
    alright well now my little box of trouble has a weird color thing is normal on ever other part of the screen but if any thing even hovers over that side it changes color

    i made a video to show you (youtube) YouTube - help!

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    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 7+, Numerous iPods, High Sierra
    I watched your video and could see some discoloring, but honestly it really looks like it might be the display itself. You showed another monitor in your video - have you tried hooking it up to the eMac to see if the other monitor displays the same problem? There's a possibility that the discoloring might be caused by a graphics defect.

    Your eMac G4 is rather old and probably not worth spending much money on in the event it needs to be repaired. If you can live with the discoloring, that might be best. Of course you can always buy a new computer. $$$


  3. #3

    Member Since
    Feb 11, 2010
    i haven't tried hooking it up as i didnt have a mini vga to vga cable
    but the only reason im asking is i can live with discoloring its just i have bad eyes so its kinda hurts to look at.

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    Dec 20, 2006
    Lake Mary, Florida
    15" MBP, Core i7/2GHz, 8GB RAM, 480GB Crucial M500 SSD
    Unfortunately, machines of that vintage had issues with defective capacitors - it wouldn't surprise me if yours was one of them. In fact, the eMac is specifically mentioned in the Wiki article about the capacitor plague.

    If you are able, open the case and inspect the logic board see if you can find any crowned or burst capacitors.
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

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    dtravis7's Avatar
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    Jan 04, 2005
    Modesto, Ca.
    iMac 2010 27" QuadI7 OS10.13 iMac 2008 OSX10.11, MBP Late2011OS10.13 , iPad Pro 10.5", iPhone 5s,
    That really looks like a monitor issue. Almost looks like the screen is magnetized like on older Color TV's. By any chance do you have a speaker close to one side of the emac with a non shielded magnet?

    Also some large transformers too close to a CRT can distort things and colors on part of the screen.

  6. #6

    Member Since
    Feb 11, 2010
    i guess that may be the problem time to move the mac and see if it changes.

    EDIT: yay thanks it was the tv now my lines and discoloring is gone

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