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Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

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Hi all.

I brought my powerbook second hand just over 3 months ago and all has been fine till about a month ago when the cursor started to look like it had little bits of black around it. This has now progressed into loading up osx with a huge amount of what looks like interference everywhere which changes and moves with opening folders hard drives, etc. The machine is a titanium, 1ghz, 512 ram and its in fine condition, oh yeah also has latest panther with security updates etc. Its almost like the screen cant quite refresh properly. Maybe its the graphics drivers or something? the screen will sometimes change back to being ok if you plug in the external moniter dvi(?) white lead at the back. Any ideas what i can do to sort this out so my powerbook (which i actually love!) will work normally without having to load it 500 times to get near normal display? Any ideas would be greatly aprechiated. Thanks!
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Well, you can either take it to an apple store, call apple (doesn't help much if you don't have a warranty), any apple repair store/shope

you could also check this thread out, and try these touble shooting features:

good luck
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try repair permissions. After every software update, and about every 2 weeks: close all apps and log totally off. Log on, go in Finder, Applications. Utilities, Disk Utility. After the message -getting disk information- select volume (below the hard drive name -upper left corner). Just highlight it. Now look to the lower two things are there near the middle, verify permissions, repair permissions. Click repair permissions. Also make sure you run cron tasks - or Mac Janitor. Finder, Applications. Utilities Terminal type (switching to root - superuser) sudo sh /etc/daily > this needs to be done /weekly (instead of daily) and monthly. again with all apps closed. If all that doesnt help, boot (hold Apple S) boot single user terminal and type /sbin/fsck -fy until ****FILE SYSTEM **** message stops showing
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