[G4] Used G4

Harry Freeman gifutiger at gmail.com
Thu May 27 14:16:52 PDT 2010


"B" there are a couple of questions that you need to answer before  
anyone can provide you with on-line help.

What is the video card that your monitor is connected.
And to what is your CD/DVD RW connected, and what is the make and model.

You should be able to find most of this information under the Apple  
~About This Mac ~More Info...


San Jose, CA

On May 27, 2010, at 1:16 PM, B wrote:

> Hello,
> I just subscribed to this list because I just got a used G4 M8573  
> and I am having a several very mysterious problems - two of which I  
> have definitely solved. The OS for this computer is 10.5. I had the  
> "jumpy mouse" problem with an optical mouse that came with the  
> computer and I switched to an old fashioned ball mouse. I never have  
> had any more problem since I did that. The second issue was with my  
> printer - an HP 4Plus. Every time I would print something, it would  
> print an extra sheet with always the same error - OFFENDING  
> COMMAND.That was an unnecessary waste of paper. I switched printer  
> drivers from what was installed for my printer to another driver in  
> the database and I never have had that problem again and my printer  
> is back to normal.
> The problems that remain to be solved is 1) I also purchased a  
> monitor that doesn't work with my computer. The HDI connector works  
> fine with an ViewSonic monitor but the new monitor which has an ADC  
> connector doesn't. I don't know if it is the monitor or the  
> computer. Nothing lights up on the monitor, so I am assuming there  
> is no power getting to the monitor. I have called a repair shop and  
> for only $79.95 they will check it for me immediately. I don't want  
> to spend the money, because I already have a monitor that works plus  
> a monitor with an ADC connector that at this point is surplus,  
> because I don't know if it works or not!
> 2) The other problem that I am having is with the DVD RW combo unit.  
> I cannot seem to get it to recognize ANY DVDs - even pre-recorded  
> ones, much less burnable ones. It tries to read them for a while and  
> then always spits them out. Leopard recognizes that the drives are  
> there, but I can only read from the CD drive
> Does anyone have suggestions for me to try?
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