iBook G3 screen issues

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    Im running an iBook g3 700mhz 128 RAM 20gb HDD with Jaguar and Im having somme display issues. When i turn it on the whole screen will be showing things during the start up but when it finally boots os x, the display cuts down to about a third of the screen. I can see everything on the screen, its not cutting anything out, it is just working like its a 4" screen rather than a 12" screen. Anybody have any ideas how to correct this?
     
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    MisterKeeks

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    Though I'm typing this on one right now, the iBook G3s were notorius for issues with the video card. The GPU would lose contact with the logic board, and you would get screen problems. Try pressing down on the right palmrest when it starts up.
     
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    although these did have a huge video chip issue, this sounds like a defective cable or lcd to me. i place a $1 bet on the lcd being the problem.

    based on fixing hundreds of systems, several with the same issue. best of luck.
     
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    MisterKeeks

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    In some ways, it seems like it could be a driver issue, but I don't think that is really possible.
     
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    4JNA

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    strange but true.

    actually, since you posted it, i've seen that as well. not really driver per-say, but a failing hard drive that caused a video issue as the 'driver' or .kext must have been on the spot that died. new drive, reloaded, all better.

    still believe this to be a failing lcd panel. best of luck.
     
  6. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks everybody, i will try all the tips and if i have to i will put a different hdd in it as i have one in my possession
     
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    MisterKeeks

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    Actually, it might the right palmrest that you should try, though it looks like that's no the issue.
     
  8. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I did try the pressin down on the palmrest thing and that didnt work, im gonna try replacing the hard drive next and see if that does the trick
     
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    I changed the hard drive and it still didnt work, looks like it is probably the lcd panel
     
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    MisterKeeks

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    Did you reinstall the OS?
     
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    yeah, its still having the same issue so im gonna have to change the lcd panel or something, yay for me lol
     

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