ibook G4 screen going crazy

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by Cecret, Sep 25, 2004.

  1. Cecret macrumors member

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    My ibook's screen constantly turns off and on - a second or two each time - and when it does the desktop picture often changes from the basic apple background to some picture from my iphoto folder. It seems like a software problem, but I'm worried it might be some kind of logic board/video card issue. I have applecare coverage, but I'm traveling to Thailand for a month and can't afford to be without my computer while it is being serviced.
    Anyone have any ideas?
     
  2. noahsnyc macrumors regular

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    Los Angeles
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    As the veteran of many an iBook screen issue (my current G4 iBook was a replacement for the last of the G3s, which kept having issues), I can say that unfortunately, it may not be a software issue.

    The best you can do is at the very least an "Archive and Install" of your OS X from the installation CDs. That should keep everything of yours safe and yet also re-install the OS so that if in fact something got muddled up, it will be set straight. Try that.

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