Pink Screen on Imac G4 dome base

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by NeoCool, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. macrumors member

    Jan 6, 2011
    Hi forum users, looking for a bit of advice.
    My Imac g4 15" retro dome is now displaying only in pink.
    Like a pink overlay on screen, can see whats behind just pink.

    Looking for some advice from the experienced here to find out what one thinks is the cause and possible solutions.

  2. macrumors 603


    Reason is because it's old, it might be possible to change the CCFL tubes inside the display, this is the only way, actually a new display is another but that's too expensive.

    CCFL's are similar to TL's, over time they change colour.
  3. thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 6, 2011
    cheers. just thought it might be the screen, just wanted it to be something easy to get hold of and cheeper i guess, like cables, etc.
  4. macrumors 603


    If you are handy you can do it yourself, what you need is though is how long the CCFL's are and the colour, I found a site which sells them, have a look what you are looking for.
    Backlight Lamp Apple

    Edit: And on they have good guides on how to fix Mac's.
  5. macrumors 68040


    Dec 7, 2009
    OP, it's 99% loosen cable connection somewhere, most likely in LCD rather than in the dome. Been there, done that. Move screen up and down, left and right to check if it will change anything.
    I'm too lazy to type whole solution here, so I'll direct you to the place where it is described pretty well:
  6. macrumors 603


    Seems likely 666sheep is right here, I had a pink screen on my old mac before but it wasn't instantly, got worse over time, if yours is from 1 minute to the other then the above poster is right.

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