Dimming Powerbook G4 Screen

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Mem, Jan 14, 2007.

  1. Mem
    macrumors member

    Jul 1, 2004
    Hi all:
    I encountered a problem this evening with my Powerbook G4 15 inch Powerbook. When I was opening the Powerbook, awakening it from sleep it seemed there seemed to be an abnormally bright flash, then the screen went almost completely blank. Luckily, I was able to see enough to burn my docs to a disc in the event this was a serious problem. It seemed the rest of the laptop was fine.

    When I restarted the computer, the screen appeared to be fine. I ran Onyx in the event it could clean anything up, and when it was running the screen appeared to go attempt to go to sleep again (although it was not set). Touching the trackpad immediately woke it up without a problem. After restarting after Onyx finished and using it for about a half hour I have not encountered the problem since.

    Is this a sign of a failing LCD or possibly a bigger problem or just a harmless isolated event? Is it worth trekking over to the Applestore? I'm covered under Applecare. Thanks for shedding any light you can on this situation.
  2. macrumors 601


    Oct 5, 2006
    Northern/Central VA
    I'd take it in- if you can get it checked out, then you'll know if it's definitely bad and be no worse off if it isn't obviously broken.
  3. macrumors 68000


    Mar 30, 2005
    It's sure worth a shot to take it over there and have them look at it.

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