Horizontal lines fix in 15" PowerBook G4 Rev. D?

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  1. sethypoo macrumors 68000

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    I'm looking into buying a 15" PowerBook G4 Rev. D on eBay. I'm curious as to the outcome of the horizontal lines issue that was a problem on a lot of Rev. D PowerBooks. Was there a firmware fix, or something else?

    I've emailed the seller, asking him to check. While I will take his response at face value, I have to remember that he is trying to sell a product, and make that product look as good as possible. I would like to know if there is a way to fix the problem, or if Apple will fix it for you (the PowerBook has 5 months left on the standard AppleCare program; I'll be buying the full AppleCare protection as soon as I get the PowerBook).

    Thank you for your help!
    Seth
     
  2. mmmcheese macrumors 6502a

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    I've seen this "lines" issue in person...and you have to look extremely closely to even be able to notice it. Unless you're super anal about these things, I doubt it would really be a concern.
     
  3. sethypoo thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Sounds good to me. The seller says that he works with photos a lot, and he has never noticed anything on the screen. Thank you for the help.
     
  4. SuperSnake2012 macrumors 6502a

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    I've also heard of a few people on this forum getting their PowerBooks exchanged for MacBook Pros by Applecare, so maybe you'll get lucky :)
     
  5. thairs macrumors member

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    This was only an issue with the Rev. E 15" powerbooks ie the one's with the higer-res 1440x960 display. The rev. d powerbook's have no such horizontal line issue if I'm not mistaken.
     
  6. sethypoo thread starter macrumors 68000

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    There were only four revisions of the PowerBook G4, and revision D was the last one. The PowerBook G4 I'm interested in is the high resolution one.
     
  7. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    I think you need to get a new display put in. There's a huge (75 page?) thread here about this issue. Towards the end you can find the part number that you need to request from apple.
     
  8. sethypoo thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I am having a hard time finding that thread. Post a link if you can find it.
     
  9. AlBDamned macrumors 68030

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    No that's not true. The Rev E's had DDR2 RAM, hi-res screen and 128MB VRAM as standard.
     
  10. khisayruou macrumors 6502a

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  12. khisayruou macrumors 6502a

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    Hmmm...Ive been calling my revision D a revision E...not cool. Well, I did get my screen fixed, so technically, its a Rev. E (1.67ghz with a no line High-Resolution Display). ;) Just call it an Oct 05 Powerbook G4 and everyone will be happy. :)
     
  13. m-dogg macrumors 65816

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    I just call mine a final revision or high-resoulution 15" PowerBook. :)

    I think it has something to do with the 15" model being one upgrade behind the 12" & 17" - It stayed as a TiBook a little while after the AlBooks first came out in the other sizes. Or something like that.

    Anyway, I got one of these as a refurb from Apple back in April and I don't have any line issue. At least that I can tell...
     
  14. lexus macrumors 68000

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    Yep you are right.
     
  15. Temujin macrumors 6502a

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    I feel a need to ask why you have a 15" + 17" MBP AND a black MB?
    You use em' all your self?
     

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