View Full Version : iBook G4 broken screen - advice please!!!

fairy lights
Nov 17, 2008, 06:59 AM
My flatmate unfortunately brought her iBook G4 crashing down to the ground when she tripped over her printer cable (:eek:) and now the screen is broken at the bottom, as you can see in the pictures. It still works but she is unsure of what to do - is there any way of us manually fixing it, or would it be best to get it properly fixed? Does anyone have any idea of how much that might cost?

Nov 17, 2008, 07:14 AM
If the screen surround is identical to that of the first evolution MacBook, as it appears to be in the photograph, then you can whack some double sided tape on the inside of the bezier and stick it down with no repercussions.

fairy lights
Nov 29, 2008, 07:00 AM
There are bits and bobs that seem to be attached to both the actual screen and the plastic covering though, will these not get squashed when taping the two back together? My flatmate doesn't have applecare you see and so we don't want things to go wrong.... :eek:

Nov 29, 2008, 07:13 PM
Take it apart. It may just be the bezel. But don't use it because you can flex the logic board and kill it.

On second thought, you probably broke the inner screen hinge. Not that hard to fix. About thirty bucks for the part. I've done it.