iBook G4: Certain spots on screen bezel bulged-out??

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  1. PowerMac G4 MDD macrumors 68000

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    Hey everyone,

    I have noticed this issue on iBook G4s (and perhaps Snows), where certain points along the screen bezel feel as if they are bulging. Recently I took the lid off of my G4 to put some red lighting film over the Apple logo, from behind (a common modification). However, I noticed that one area on the bezel was bulged out and was beginning to show some cracking. I initially thought it had to do with a clip not going in properly, so I took the machine apart... I then saw that the actual screen assembly was doing that, and that the clips had gone in fine. I cannot remember whether that was already there or if it had just developed.

    Does anyone know why this happens? My other iBook G4 has this issue, and I don't know whether it developed after I had done the similar modification to it, or if it was already there from the start.
     
  2. poiihy macrumors 68020

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    I'm not exactly sure what you are talking about... Can you post a picture?
     
  3. PowerMac G4 MDD thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Not noticeable if you see it, and especially not in a picture. Feel-around on the bezel of an iBook and see if you notice lumps in the plastic. I am referring to the bezel around the screen.
     
  4. Gamer9430 macrumors 68020

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    How do you remove the bezel? I would love to modify the apple logo
     
  5. poiihy macrumors 68020

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    There are four hex screws around the sides and the whole plastic back comes off.
     
  6. Gamer9430 macrumors 68020

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    Hmm... I did that but it was stuck on
     
  7. poiihy macrumors 68020

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    It's also snapped around the bezel. Run a spudger between the bezel and the back cover.
     
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    There are 4 clips per side of the screen; use the corner of an I.D. card and run it through the seems while gently prying.
     
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    Yeah I got it off with a tiny screw driver.
     
  10. Xernicus macrumors member

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    I've noticed on my iBooks how easily it is to disfigure the plastic by tightening those hex screws on the edge of the display lid. I rebuilt my 12" in order to replace the bezel as a matter of fact (it had a rubber foot torn off), and upon putting it back together, I am happy to report I didn't damage anything.

    There's quite a bit of clearance in the lid, so I doubt that putting a red photo filter behind the apple logo would've caused this issue... probably impatience more than anything else bent/marred some of the softer plastic. :/ I've been there and done that a few times myself...
     
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