Fixing the screen on an iBook G4

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by AP_piano295, Jul 7, 2010.

  1. AP_piano295 macrumors 65816

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    I've had this iBook g4 for about 5 years now and it works great never any problems though over the years it has taken a beating (a couple of slips on the ice and a foot stomping :eek:). Which disconnected the screen from its hinge.

    Since the battery had nearly run down to nothing over the years I never bothered to fix it. I simply leaned it up against a wall and used it as a little desktop. Well now I'm thinking about selling it and I believe it would be worth about twice as much if I can fix the screen. So I'm wondering if anyone has a clue how I might accomplish the task.

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    The screen just flops around now no way to close or even reposition it. Any idea what part I would need to fix this or what might have popped off?

    Thanks for any help
     
  2. atticus27 macrumors regular

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    I wouldn't put money into a computer that old and slow, unless it's a cheap fix
     
  3. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    Here's the part that you would need and here's the guide for installing it. It seems much too time consuming for how much you'll get for it.
     
  4. AP_piano295 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I opened up the display and unfortunately it looks like the part that is broken is the clutch hinge (which is actually snapped in two places) :eek:. It looks like this thing is going to be sold as is.
     
  5. AP_piano295 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    In case anyone is interested I put this machine up on craigs list as last night for $150.00 (as is means broken screen missing up arrow key and dead battery). And I've immediately gotten 3 responses.

    Haha everyone wants an inexpensive mac no matter what shape it is in :)
     

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