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michelleke
Jul 24, 2011, 01:13 AM
I have a 12" iBook G4 1.33ghz, 1.5gb ram

For about a month the screen would go distored/garbled on random occasions. Hard restart fixed it. There were also one or two occasions where it totally froze, without distortion.
Two days ago it the screen went distorted, i hard restarted and the screen just came back black. It makes all the usual loading up noises, chime and whatnot. The only improvement has been when i moved the lid back and forth, i ended up with this:
http://thumbnails49.imagebam.com/14192/931333141910071.jpg (http://www.imagebam.com/image/931333141910071)

So maybe there was a wiring fault to the display. So i connected it to a monitor, starting up with it's usual noises, this was the most interesting thing it displayed:
http://thumbnails37.imagebam.com/14192/ec2cf0141910221.jpg (http://www.imagebam.com/image/ec2cf0141910221)
It then went a shade of light blue and that's it.

So the question is, is there anything software-wise that i could try? Or is some part of the hardware well and truly dead?

Thankyou for any help at all.



btbrossard
Jul 24, 2011, 04:51 AM
Since there is video distortion to an external monitor, it's almost certainly a logic board/video board problem (hardware).

Not anything software that can be done for the hardware problem.

Some people have had success reflowing the solder on the logic board to fix iBook display problems. However, with the cost of working iBooks so low, I would just get a different one if you want to stick with the iBook.

Unfortunately, iBooks have had quite a bit of display problems over the years.