View Full Version : iBook screen in trouble.... HELP!

Sep 22, 2003, 08:44 AM
Last night I closed my iBook and set it on the desk as usual and this morning when I opened it up, the display was grainy so I shut it off and turned it back on ... this time it was still grainy but with clear grey "sheets" streaming down the display. So I reset again and this time the display didn't even turn on... what do I do? Take it into an Apple store?

Is there anything I can do on my own? This seems pretty bad.

Sep 22, 2003, 08:52 AM
What happens if you plug it into an external monitor or to a TV?

Sep 22, 2003, 08:54 AM
I'll have to try that out when I get home.

The only external monitor I have is for a PC. It's an NEC. Will that work?

Sep 22, 2003, 10:17 AM
You'll need the converter cable that came with your iBook to plug the jack from the monitor into and then plug that into the "video in" (sorry, I don't know their official names) port on your iBook (between the first USB and external speaker ports).

Sep 22, 2003, 11:47 AM
Sounds like a bad video card or logic board. Get it to an Apple store or repair center asap. I seem to remember your other posts stating you are new to Macs so I am assuming your iBook i still in it's 1 year warranty.


Sep 22, 2003, 11:49 AM
I am new to Macs, but this is my wife's iBook which was bought over a year ago. Think something like this will be expensive to repair? I guess I'll have to take it in to see...

Sep 22, 2003, 01:41 PM
It sounds like a logic board failure...cost - about $600USD depending on what model you have.

Sep 22, 2003, 01:54 PM
What's the logic board?

Sep 22, 2003, 02:47 PM

Sep 22, 2003, 03:16 PM
Originally posted by Ryan1524

Basically, in a personal computer, the motherboard contains the bus, integrated circuits, and the microprocessor, used to control any built in peripherals such as the keyboard, text and graphics display, various ports(i.e. USB/Firewire/Serial) and mouse interfaces.
As suggested above, seek assistance from an Apple reseller.

Sep 22, 2003, 03:18 PM
That's what I thought it was. I know what a motherboard is, just didn't know if logic board was the same thing ;)