For the purposes of the following descriptions, Cable #1 refers to the white 1/8" mini-to-red/white/yellow composite cable I purchased at the Apple Store. Cable #2 refers to a standard black 1/8" mini-to-red/white stereo cable that one uses to hook up a portable CD player to a home stereo receiver.
1) Attempting to plug Cable #1 into the audio-video port while the Apple DVD player is running. This crashes the DVD player but I am able to force-quit it.
2) Attempting to plug Cable #2 for listening to CD's _WITHOUT_ causing the machine to think it's Cable #1. Symptoms: the screen flickers as it does when I plug Cable #1 into it for watching DVD's on TV, only it's not Cable #1. I must plug Cable #2 in quickly in order for the screen _not_ to flicker for a moment as it does when I plug in Cable #1, and occasionally this causes the machine to lock up completely with a grey screen and no force-quit available.
Is anyone else having these similar crashes? What about any others?