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imac Tiger OS X v10.4 desktop screen glitch. Screen is broken up into skinny, horizontal, multi-colored 1" rectangles that shift side to side. Unable to read anything on desktop. Computer is 6 years old. Thanks
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So ... did you want help or what is the purpose of this thread you made?

Try an external monitor if you can. If that works then the logicboard should be alright at least...

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If I don't have access to another mac to use as an external monitor, is there another option.
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It's always a good idea to include a screenshot in a case like this.

However, from what you describe, it sounds like the logic board is giving up. If you can get your machine to a local Apple Approved Service Centre, they will be able to run the necessary diagnostics and give you a quote for any work, should it be necessary.

Any work will be covered by an Apple Warranty.
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Any work will be covered by an Apple Warranty.
Do you have some magic trick that will get Apple to cover a 6 year old computer under warranty?

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Do you have some magic trick that will get Apple to cover a 6 year old computer under warranty?
The Warranty covers the work carried out.
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I believe what he's referring to is the 90-day repair warranty once the work's completed. Obviously, the computer is old enough that the manufacturer's warranty would not apply any longer.

Also, if it's six years old, there's a good chance that Apple won't repair it anyway. Once a unit is more than five years old, it's considered vintage, and parts are no longer supplied by Apple.
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Also, if it's six years old, there's a good chance that Apple won't repair it anyway. Once a unit is more than five years old, it's considered vintage, and parts are no longer supplied by Apple.
Well, I must have been lucky when my 2004 G5 was recently repaired
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Thanks for all the info
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