help on used ibook

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by krossfyter, Jan 2, 2007.

  1. macrumors 601


    someone in my area is selling an ibook on craigslist for cheap.

    the only problem they state is this...

    "There is one small problem with the laptop though. For some reason when the screen is opened past 90 degrees the screen goes dim. I just close back to 90 degrees and it works fine. The computer itself does not turn off when this happens."

    whats wrong with it? too much trouble/money to fix?

    its a 700mhz ibook g3 14" 20gb, 256ram going for $250.

    worth it or not?
  2. macrumors 68000


    The very same thing happened to my 500 MHz iBook and it was a problem with the connection from the display to the logicboard. So it needed a new display wiring harness.

    It could also be a pinched display cable as well for your issue. There's no set in stone answer and its hard to tell whether or its costly unless you actually start narrowing the problem down. Its up to you if you want to take the risk.
  3. macrumors 601


    thnx mklos i appreciate the expierencied insight. im not sure if im going to take the risk.
  4. macrumors 65816


    Probably a sign of bad things to come. On the other hand, it'd make a nifty little headless unit...
  5. macrumors 68000


    Which is what I now have with my iBook. :D It still works fine if you run it out to an external display, but it kinda defeats the purpose of a portable. :D
  6. macrumors 65816


    get the price down below $200, then disassemble & part it out on ebay :)

Share This Page