A long time ago, my wallstreet stopped working. Just wouldn't boot. I was almost sure it was the PRAM battery, but didn't bother with it. Well, I'm ready to resurrect it, got a PRAM battery from a friend of mine that WAS an apple tech (he moved on to car stuff). Boots fine. OSX 10.2 (the only OSX I've bought, ever) installed fine. 10.3+ I am pretty sure won't install on this thing anyways.
If my mac tech friend wasn't out of town for training, I'd ask him, I'm sure he knows the answers. I figured I'd drop a line to you guys once again since you've been very helpful in the past.
I have A few problems:
1) White washed out screen of death. Change the brightness or anything and the screen goes totally washed out. I've googled and used the search here at AF and read a few suggestions. All of them I've read so far should start with "Once upon a time..." because they seem to be fairy tales. Pinching the frame, downloading an app to change the brightness, etc. None of that works. Given the fact that MacResQ's PBook work order submission form has an option for displays that are "Totally White or very Light", I'm going to assume that there's a known fix for this (extremely common) issue somewhere.
2) OSX 10.2 works fine. I thought I'd try to fix the display issue by doing software update. I remember that 10.2.8 broke my wallstreet ages ago, but I couldn't remember how. I took the low road and went with 10.2.5 that I was able to download after searching Apple's site for a bit. That caused bit corruption at the bottom of my screen but otherwise it worked. The white screen crap didn't get fixed. I went ahead and used software update to pull down 10.2.8. Now only the mute button, keyboard, and power button work. Mouse = dead. PCMCIA Eject buttons = dead. Volume and brightness buttons = dead.
So... Is there anything I can do from the terminal that would fix my mouse and other stuff? or is there a way to back-patch OSX to 10.2.5 or to 10.2.0 which I had installed before. Without using the mouse. I don't mind re-installing, the only thing I've done to this thing so far is installed the ioxperts driver for my Wifi card.
And is there a real working fix for the ultra-contrast white screen issue?
Thanx in adv.