Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    Formac screen issue

    Member Since
    May 08, 2013
    Posts
    1
    Formac screen issue
    Hi, I have just found this forum.
    Is there anyone out there who can help me with a screen problem? I have just bought a used Formac Gallery 1900 Family Mac 19" Flat LCD Display Screen - I got it coupled-up to my minimac and switched on. To start with it just showed a series of rainbow vertical lines - then with the computer turned on it burst into a brilliant, bright clear picture - so far so good. after a minute or so it switched off - screen saver I thought, after a second it came back on - same brilliant screen, then after about three seconds went off again - and so on. I have another screen the same model with my other minimac - I have swapped screen for screen, power pack for power pack and the problem follows the screen around. I wondered if it could be something related to the power microswitch. Any ideas
    It is a brilliant picture but it's a bit like being in an old disco with strobe lighting - not sure my brain is up to it these days.

  2. #2
    Formac screen issue
    pigoo3's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 20, 2008
    Location
    U.S.
    Posts
    31,489
    Specs:
    2011 13" MBP 2.3ghz, 8gig ram, OS 10.7.5
    Firstly...welcome to Mac-Forums!

    Secondly...you have a "Mac mini"...not a "minimac".

    As far as the monitors. You are very fortunate...since you have two of these monitors & have two Mac mini's to test with. If the "bad" monitor is always "bad" regardless of what computer it is attached to...then:

    1. It could be the settings of the monitor. Many monitors have separate internal settings whose menus need to be accessed via the monitors buttons. If you know how to do this...great. If not...and you no longer have the instruction manual for the monitor. You can probably find it online from the manufacturers website.

    2. It could simply be a "bad" monitor. Depending on the value ($$$) and accessibility/disassembly of this monitor...most folks don't repair monitors...they just get a new monitor...since the cost of repairing a monitor many times will exceed the cost of just getting another used or new monitor.

    HTH,

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 01-22-2008, 06:22 PM
  2. importing audio from Formac
    By bobby_bishop in forum Music, Audio, and Podcasting
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 12-17-2004, 03:12 PM
  3. What happened to Formac?
    By Bmode in forum Other Hardware and Peripherals
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-02-2004, 12:15 AM
  4. Formac Studio problems
    By me_again in forum Archival Forum
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 11-29-2003, 11:15 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •