weird problems with my mac's display
Posted on 2001-06-18
Ok, i just got a sony trinitron monitor for my power mac g3 233(upgraded to a 366), and it worked ok at first(well, i couldnt change the resolution, but thats another problem), but now, whenever i start up the computer, nothing is displayed at all. I went to my old monitor, an apple, and still nothing. then i put the sony into the other monitor port(there are two on the power mac, a small 15 pin connector and a wide 15 pin connector), and when it starts up, i get the weirdest error ever: an upside down 'T' and the message 'couldn't read word' or something... i thought this was a monitor problem, but i noticed that after the computer boots up, the optical microsoft intellimouse doesnt light up, it should light up right after the computer turns on. Is it possible my computer crashed so hard it doesnt even have anything to display anymore? How would i remedy that problem? oh, i tried booting from the system cd, too.