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Old Mar 28, 2013, 08:32 AM   #1
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PowerBook G4 Titanium display problem

Hello all, I dug out my titanium PowerBook with intentions of fixing it up but the right hinge is broken and the cables that go through that side are cut. I soldered them back together, but the backlight rarely works and turns off if the brightness is increased to above two notches. The screen has video but the backlight isn't turning on. I can't seem to get it into clamshell mode either, with a keyboard/mouse, monitor, and power plugged in. What needs to be replaced/fixed, and what cables run through that side? I should mention that it is the 800 MHz DVI model. Thanks!
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Old Mar 28, 2013, 08:39 AM   #2
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The problem might be the CCFL inverter or just a few damaged cables running through that hinge.
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Old Mar 30, 2013, 03:54 PM   #3
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Soldering display cables is not really what you'd call an approved repair. I'm surprised it works as well as it does.

You might get away with tearing things apart and replacing the cables (which is a messy, messy process on Titaniums if you care at all about their cosmetic condition), but probably the best thing you can do is just get one for parts that has a working display and swap the entire assembly.
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