dodgy eMac screen, your opinions? would/wouldn't you buy?
Reply 21 of 22
July 26, 2005 11:02PM
i would be VERY wary about buying this machine. crt problems can cause SERIOUS issues that you don't want to deal with. my girlfriend had a G3 imac, and something went wrong with the crt and its power supply and it completely fried the entire motherboard. the guy at the apple store wasn't positive of what exactly happened, but thats what he said it looked like. i know this isn't quite the same thing that you're dealing with in this emac, but you don't want a crt crapping out on you, cuz it may get you in a situation you don't want to deal with. just a heads up
Reply 22 of 22
July 26, 2005 11:27PM
Originally posted by mmmpie
The screen needs a degauss, it is easy to do. TV repairmen have degauss wands, or you could get your own at an electronics shop for not much, even Dick Smiths.
Dont forget that the emac has video out, so in a pinch you can just plug in an external monitor and forget about the built in one. This might be a nice way to progressively upgrade your system. You can also run a dual screen hack to run both at the same time.
This is something i had considered.