iBook screen in trouble.... HELP!

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by onlydroops, Sep 22, 2003.

  1. macrumors member

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    Last night I closed my iBook and set it on the desk as usual and this morning when I opened it up, the display was grainy so I shut it off and turned it back on ... this time it was still grainy but with clear grey "sheets" streaming down the display. So I reset again and this time the display didn't even turn on... what do I do? Take it into an Apple store?

    Is there anything I can do on my own? This seems pretty bad.
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    What happens if you plug it into an external monitor or to a TV?
     
  3. thread starter macrumors member

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    I'll have to try that out when I get home.

    The only external monitor I have is for a PC. It's an NEC. Will that work?
     
  4. macrumors regular

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    You'll need the converter cable that came with your iBook to plug the jack from the monitor into and then plug that into the "video in" (sorry, I don't know their official names) port on your iBook (between the first USB and external speaker ports).
     
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    MacBoyX

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    Sounds like a bad video card or logic board. Get it to an Apple store or repair center asap. I seem to remember your other posts stating you are new to Macs so I am assuming your iBook i still in it's 1 year warranty.

    macboyX
     
  6. thread starter macrumors member

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    I am new to Macs, but this is my wife's iBook which was bought over a year ago. Think something like this will be expensive to repair? I guess I'll have to take it in to see...
     
  7. dcb
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    It sounds like a logic board failure...cost - about $600USD depending on what model you have.
     
  8. thread starter macrumors member

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    What's the logic board?
     
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    Ryan1524

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    motherboard.
     
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    Gymnut

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    Basically, in a personal computer, the motherboard contains the bus, integrated circuits, and the microprocessor, used to control any built in peripherals such as the keyboard, text and graphics display, various ports(i.e. USB/Firewire/Serial) and mouse interfaces.
    As suggested above, seek assistance from an Apple reseller.
     
  11. thread starter macrumors member

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    That's what I thought it was. I know what a motherboard is, just didn't know if logic board was the same thing ;)
     

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