Help! iBook G4 Screen...

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by complex, Aug 23, 2006.

  1. complex macrumors newbie

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    Right being my stupid self i dropped my iBook G4, the strange thing is that it was only a small drop but seems to have had a big impact!

    When i turn the iBook on the screen is fine when loading up, it makes it to the desktop however after about 10-15 seconds the screen shuts off asif i had closed the laptop. If i press a key it recognizes the laptop is open and turns the screen back on, however it is extremely dark and almost impossible to see. However yet again, after 5 or so seconds the screen shuts off asif the laptop were closed.

    Any ideas what i can do to fix this? Can i open it up and push a few cables in?

    any help appreciated.

    complex.
     
  2. elfin buddy macrumors 6502a

    elfin buddy

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    Sounds like you broke the mechanism that makes Mac laptops sleep (or wakes them up) once the screen is closed (or opened) to a critical angle.

    Sadly, that's as far as I can go. I've never looked into a problem like this before, and have no idea how the sleep/wake mechanism works.
     
  3. complex thread starter macrumors newbie

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    hmm yeah i thought that might be it :(

    thankfully the actual screen isnt broken, it works perfectly when loading up! :D
     
  4. elfin buddy macrumors 6502a

    elfin buddy

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    That's good to hear. Hopefully someone with more experience in gutting iBooks will read this and may know an easy fix for it. :)
     
  5. California macrumors 68040

    California

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    You broke the reed switch. Need to have it replaced.
     
  6. complex thread starter macrumors newbie

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