Help! iBook G4 Screen...

complex

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 23, 2006
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Right being my stupid self i dropped my iBook G4, the strange thing is that it was only a small drop but seems to have had a big impact!

When i turn the iBook on the screen is fine when loading up, it makes it to the desktop however after about 10-15 seconds the screen shuts off asif i had closed the laptop. If i press a key it recognizes the laptop is open and turns the screen back on, however it is extremely dark and almost impossible to see. However yet again, after 5 or so seconds the screen shuts off asif the laptop were closed.

Any ideas what i can do to fix this? Can i open it up and push a few cables in?

any help appreciated.

complex.
 

elfin buddy

macrumors 6502a
Sep 16, 2001
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Tuttlingen, Germany
Sounds like you broke the mechanism that makes Mac laptops sleep (or wakes them up) once the screen is closed (or opened) to a critical angle.

Sadly, that's as far as I can go. I've never looked into a problem like this before, and have no idea how the sleep/wake mechanism works.
 

complex

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 23, 2006
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hmm yeah i thought that might be it :(

thankfully the actual screen isnt broken, it works perfectly when loading up! :D
 

elfin buddy

macrumors 6502a
Sep 16, 2001
608
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Tuttlingen, Germany
complex said:
hmm yeah i thought that might be it :(

thankfully the actual screen isnt broken, it works perfectly when loading up! :D
That's good to hear. Hopefully someone with more experience in gutting iBooks will read this and may know an easy fix for it. :)