dark screen

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by zorba199, Jan 22, 2007.

  1. zorba199 macrumors newbie

    Dec 3, 2006
    My iBook G4(10.3) has gone completely dark. The hd starts up nicely but I dont even get the apple logo, when it goes to sleep it is a little brighter but nothing is visible. Whats wrong and how can it get fixed? Thank you.
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    Is it any different if you boot off the OSX discs? If not, then it sounds like a blown backlight. :(
  3. WildPalms macrumors 6502a


    Jan 4, 2006
    Honolulu, HI
    Zorba, if you have a monitor, check if you get display on that. Also, double check your output isnt stuck on external only via the hotkey.
  4. dannybull macrumors newbie

    Jul 21, 2008
    Mac laptop screen gone black - solution

    I called the Apple helpline about this and they took me through the solution:

    1. Turn off and unplug your laptop.
    2. Remove the battery.
    3. Press down and hold the power button for 20 seconds.
    4. Insert the battery and power lead.
    5. Hit the power button and then immediately hold down P, R, Alt and the Apple key simultaneously until you hear the second start up beep.

    Your laptop should then boot normally!

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