iBook G4 LCD Damaged After Drop

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by bbarnhart, May 6, 2007.

  1. bbarnhart macrumors 6502a


    Jan 16, 2002
    Our family iBook G4 1.42 MHz was dropped from the arm of a chair onto the carpet (two feet) by one of our children. The display is shown in the picture. I've taken the LCD off and then replaced it thinking a cable might have come loose, but it didn't fix the problem.

    Does anyone have an opinion as to what is damaged? Is it the LCD? The circuit board in the display housing, or something in the main case? I've not taken the main case apart, but I will try that next.

    Any help would be appriciated. Thanks


    BTW - The middle child in the picture is responsible.

  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    I'd say that some of the driver units for the lines at the bottom of the screen are damaged. I've never heard of this sort of damage being repairable without buying a whole new LCD panel.
  3. bbarnhart thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jan 16, 2002
    What are the "driver units"? I'm assuming since you said the whole LCD panel needs to be replaced that it's something contained on the LCD panel. The LCD panel actually come completely off the display frame. I looked and a replacement was US$360 at MacService.com.


  4. CalfCanuck macrumors 6502a

    Nov 17, 2003

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