@vrooney… Amen Brother!..
Talking of which… If your into the whole Christian Xmas stuff… PuuuurRAISE! the Lord!
My Mac is… Back from the DEAD!>
well…for a while anyway…we shall see.
I stripped it. disconnected the fixed battery as I was noticing weird non charging battery charger light on the charge cable… like it didnt know that the Mac was connected…suspicious,
so that made me think, it was more system wide that graphics card specific.
I disconnected and reconnected that display connector… in the corner…
wiggled some stuff and… holy schmalzy. it fired up.
Further than it has gone for a while…but…then the black screen flashes happened at various fractions up the screen. but it got to boot! And I could see the screen and interact with it.so I have just checked out the Energy Saver option in the System preferences, and swapped Back to the higher end Graphic card (Nvidia 9600M 512MB ram…yeah woppingly massive!)
This made me log out and back in again, and here I am! typing on it with no issues.but the fans are running pretty full on with MDS running, so will let that do its thing, just in case.
-it was AFTER swapping to the better card to game and returning back to the lowely Nvidia 9400 M (256MB - woo hoo) that my woes began.
I had managed to login in and swap back a few times, but then it just started breaking down, weird 256 color artifacts and the black flashing, which I just had again (flashing not artefacts) prior to Yet again swapping back to the higher end card and LO! now the battery is charging too
*currently 13% with 2 and a half hours to go to charge.
not bad for a 10 year old battery! original that still runs for about 3 hours (low power stuff) -instead of its original 8, but really, come on! Ive NEVER had any other laptop battery get anywhere near this!
I had also noticed the 256 Color style artifacts after shutting the lid and awakening from sleep on the login screen - that would slowly disappear as I opened new windows on the Mac.
Right, fans slowing down, Im too worried to close the lid, its hear, run thunderbird now and get my emails…
then panic and run off to do the horse medicines.
I have just done the alternator belt on my motorhome so that my batteries now charge (yay!) and the side door step - that just collapsed and greased my steering as something doenst feel right
And IM away.
right I shall leave this here… running with something to do on the screen then horses and back!
And thank you for the message regarding supstitute Mac @BeyondBeta, I might still very well take you up on this, if this starts to die again. … and sorry for the AWEFUL replies I had to write!
Thte tablet I was using, has a great idea… it puts the virtual keyboard up OVER THE SCREEN WHEN TYPING. I could see nothing
until I hit send… oh the pain… the embarrassment… it read like someone learning to write…>
Right, lets send this
Shut lid, slept, (it not me) rebuilt case… while leaving power supply connected and charging for a few minutes and bingo.
Back in action!
I am wondering if it was something system pram/ nvram wise
as I was checking this out
and if hardware fails it fails… but this was interesting, and having the option of 2 cards in the laptop, but
you could only do this if it BOOTS… and mine just stopped doing that .
and it WOULDN’T boot without the Powersupply connected as - it somehow killed the full battery at the same time - this is what made me supsicious of system wide (kexts/ corrupted …somthing mumbles voodoo…)
right im off to do horses.
.and I haven’t even GOT TO TRY the animator thingy out yet!