I just picked up a Blue and White Apple Studio Display, 17-inch from the side of the road. It looks like it is in perfect condition, but when plugged in and connected to my Powerbook G3, the power indicator on the monitor changes from Green to Red then back again repeatedly. Pressing it does not change the behavior. Any suggestions?
Listen real closely to the monitor. Do you hear a clicking sound? If so the flyback is shot and that is a common problem on those displays. I had one that did that and the replacement flyback cost about $30 and a afternoon to take it apart and install it. Then you'll need to spend some time getting the flyback set right, which I still need to do. Keep in mind that monitors can be very hazardous to work on. If you have never worked inside of monitor before either get someone with some experience to help you or don't do it.
The first time I worked on a monitor I did not have any help and I am very lucky to be here. I touched my hand on something and shocked the bloody hell out my self. So the moral is, get someone to help you.
If you do hear a cliking noise, Apple has/had a free repair program for these monitors. I sent mine in in February and it seems that I might have to send it in again. Of course, they repaired but didn't replace any parts last time.
This is, of course, if this free repair program is still active.
you ever gonne give me yours?
Until you made that comment yes. But now forget about it about. You live over an hour away from my house and I rarely have a reason to be in that area. I told I would be willing to drop it off if I was up there but I have not had occasion to. I have made offers to meet half way but you are not willing to do that. Hell you did not even offer to pay for gas. I am not going to blow $15 in gas and 2 hours of my time just to GIVE a monitor to some spoiled kid.
I dropped it off to the local Apple dealer, and the Logic board is fried. Thanks anyways!
So, what are you going to do with it now. Surely there is something to be made of it.
Low-level hazardous waste?
Rip the tube out and glass it in and it might make an interesting terrarium. I've been thinking of doing that with a dead iMac I've been stuck with. Unfortunately it's going to cost me $15 to get the innards properly recycled. (Maaaybe the motherboard and drives I got out of it were worth that, although it is an *iMac* motherboard.) Realities such as that are:
A: Why you often find broken monitors just sitting by the side of the road. In many places it's illegal to put them in the trash.
B: Why it's really bad idea to pick up those monitors you see sitting on the side of the road. You'll end up having to illegally dispose of it yourself, unless you want to be a good samaritain and pay.
In the future, I'd suggest leaving said monitors alone, and let the dip*hits who leave them in the road in the first place take the bad karma for doing it. ;^b
A Dog house maybe?
My dad got the dealer to dispose of it properly tho