Jump to content
Welcome to InsanelyMac Forum

Register now to gain access to all of our features. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to contribute to this site by submitting your own content or replying to existing content. You'll be able to customize your profile, receive reputation points as a reward for submitting content, while also communicating with other members via your own private inbox, plus much more! This message will be removed once you have signed in.


Screen goes blank running 10.6.8. Not video card

4 posts in this topic

Recommended Posts

Hello all,

I recently booted up my system and 10-15 seconds later the screen went blank.  My 1st thought was damn my monitor just died.  After hooking the box up to a TV, it did the same thing.  After full boot to desktop, 10 seconds later screen shuts off.  Maybe it's the video card.  nope, replaced that with a new one (not positive which one at the moment, can't log into ebay while at work) but it was on the list as working OOB on the wiki with 10.6.  Nonetheless it did the same thing, after full bootup, desktop in front of me, the screen goes blank.  Now the machine is still running because I am able to ftp to it from a MacBook with no issues.  Now once the screen goes blank, I am able to unplug the monitor and plug it back in and the screen will come on for another 10 seconds and go blank again


here is a youtube video I made to show the screen going blank http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcX4us_qZz0&feature=c4-overview&list=UUCHTINW64gy70tkQzcdAMlg



Has anyone run into this before?  Thoughts/ideas?


Thank you for any help you can provide



Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

an update...I tried everything on that link you posted and nothing worked.  So I had a spare 1TB HDD so I thought i would start over and see what happens.  So I removed the CMOS battery, set all the appropriate BIOS settings and before I could even do all that the screen went black.  Looks like it may be hardware related, but not the Video card since I've already tried another one.  Any thoughts on what piece of hardware it could be??


Thanks in advance

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.