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Hi all

I just bought an emac for 60

Its a 1ghz G4 with 640mb ram and a 60gb hard drive.

Ive got a problem though - on the screen theres loads of little green and yellow lines, which move around when I move windows and stuff, could it be like a graphics driver issue or something?

btw this is my first time using a mac so I dont have a clue about them
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Errrr...not sure that it will help, but reset the pmu, scroll down to page 47:

http://manuals.info.apple.com/en/eMa...lUserGuide.pdf

Then reset the pram:

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=2238

If neither one of those work, in a last act of desperation and possible divine intervention you can archive and install or erase and in stall:

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=107120

And you can run the apple hardware test. That sometimes will tell you if you are having a hardware problem, scroll down to page 53:

http://manuals.info.apple.com/en/eMa...4UserGuide.pdf

If after all this, you still have lines on your screen, or you don't have the original install discs, then as the Germans say, Kaputt!
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Ok thanks for your help

I dont have time to try it tonight but I will have a look tomorow and let you know how it goes

thanks
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ok Ive tried both the top steps but im still having the problem
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The lines on the screen kind of look like the ones on the screenshot on this thread Lines appearing on Macbook screen randomly but mine are a lot worse

Is there anyway i can run the apple hardware test without the Mac CD?

Also if I decide to basically wipe the system and start again how do I backup my programs ect. that are on there
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