Black Screen, Programs won't work after reinstall

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  1. questions macrumors member

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    My ibook screen has been spontaneously and arbitrarily going black. I reinstalled the operating system and now Safari crashes every time I try to open it. Several other programs will not open including adobe and iTunes now says "You cannot use the application iTunes with this version of Mac OS" I also noticed that about this mac now says I'm running 10.4.2. when I had 10.4.11. I was prompted to install some updates a few hours after the reinstall. The screen is still randomly going black after the reinstall.
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    You need to update back to 10.4.11.

    Run Software Update and then try things.
     
  3. questions thread starter macrumors member

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    Software update is offering me something called a 10.4.11 combined update, will this fix it? How do I get it back to 10.4.11, isn't the nature of an update to move forward?
     
  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Yes, install the 10.4.11 Combo update.

    You are moving forward ... 11 > 2
     
  5. questions thread starter macrumors member

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    Sorry, I guess I'm confused by the concept of updating back.
     
  6. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    You're not updating back. You're thinking in terms of decimals when you are actually dealing with versions.

    You have 10.4 version 2, you need 10.4 version 11.
     
  7. questions thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes am I. Thank you. Any suggestions for the black screen issue?
     
  8. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Sounds like the inverter is going bad ... or its cable. iFixit sells them.
     

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