Replace a G4 14" Monitor

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by SBSBITA, Mar 28, 2006.

  1. SBSBITA macrumors newbie

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    Took my lady's 14" G4 to a local shop yesterday to get an estimate on monitor repair. $825!! Has anyone ever tried to replace one of these things themselves? I'm a pretty handy guy, I feel like it may be possible to do it myself.

    Also, does anyone know a good place to get a replacement monitor? Used or refurbished is fine by me.

    Thanks.
     
  2. bokdol macrumors 6502a

    bokdol

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    i am guessing it's an ibook. yeah but there is about 40 screws to take apart. and sometimes it's hard to find. if the top coverpalm rest, where the keyboard sits on, does not come off easily there is usually a screw that is not out.

    http://www.sterpin.net/uk/ddibookg4uk.htm

    check this out for details of the inside
     
  3. alexstein macrumors 6502a

    alexstein

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    Yes 825 is a little steep, try looking around maybe a little bit around. I quick google search brought up these Guys

    Good luck though on your screen replacement.
     
  4. Spanky Deluxe macrumors 601

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    Keep an eye on ebay for faulty G4 'books, they're quite common on there and the usual fault is logic board failure, not screen failure. You can get detailed step by step instructions on how to take a 'book apart by going to www.pbfixit.com.
    You can probably get a faulty G4 book for a few hundred dollars, take the screen out and then sell the left over parts individually, that way the total cost will be quite small, relatively.
     
  5. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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  6. velocityg4 macrumors 68040

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    I second this motion.

    You can save a lot of money this way. You can then resell the left over parts and make most of your money back.
    I just found a number of possible parts in these two sections on ebay.
    Apple Macintosh Computer/ Apple Components Searched "screen"
    Apple Macintosh Computer/ Apple Laptops, Notebooks/ Apple iBook Searched "parts"
     

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