G4 iBook backlight flicker

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    8thMan

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    My G4 iBook has developed a distracting problem: the backlight flickers irregularly. Not much, but enough to be annoying, and a cause for worry. Anyone else have this problem? :confused:
     
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    MIDI_EVIL

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    Maybe it's your ambient light sensor reacting slightly to its surroundings?

    Rich.
     
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    wordmunger

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    My iBook backlight tends to flicker when I've just moved the computer -- opened the screen, etc. It goes away after about 5 seconds. No big deal at all; it's always done this, and it's never been a problem or gotten worse.
     
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    8thMan

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    Okay, thanks. My experience has been the same: flickers for few seconds after opening. I was just wanted to make sure that it wasn't some ominous sign of something more grave.

    For those asking, it is a 12" 1.33 GHz.
     
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    Is that how iBooks behave? Flickering screens when you move them? So far my iBook has not developed that unwelcome behavior and I hope it will stay that way. Is that a known issue with the iBook?
     

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