Suicidal iBook G3 Screen...

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Goftrey, May 28, 2011.

  1. macrumors 68000


    May 20, 2011
    Wales, UK
    I'm sure you've heard about this issue before...

    The Dreaded iBook G3 Backlight Issue

    Im trying to type this as fast as humanly possible incase my screen blacks out... Again...

    When I turn my iBook on in the morning, it's fine, after about two hours of use, the screen blacks out. So I wiggle the screen and bring it to a 90 degree angle, which works then for another couple of hours, then the screen blacks out completely. To be honest, when it happen and I'm wiggling the screen violently. It makes me want to smash the thing to pieces... I've tried the method of pressing down on the bottom left corner of the iBook (next to the trackpad). Which works.... Until you release the pressure, then it blacks out again... I just thought I ask the wonderful people from MacRumors before splashing out on a new video chip and god knows what else...

    Please help... Im a man. In. Need...
  2. macrumors 6502a


    May 3, 2010
    I would smash it, before I spent any $ on it.
  3. macrumors 6502a


    Oct 6, 2009
    North Carolina
    What do you mean by "before splashing out on a new video chip and god knows what else"? You can't replace the GPU and it would be cheaper just to buy a new working iBook off eBay then bother fixing it yourself. It would probably be cheaper and save you a lot a hassle as well.

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