iBook G4 screen flickering with movement

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by atomheartmother, Sep 16, 2009.

  1. atomheartmother macrumors regular

    Aug 27, 2006
    The screen on my iBook G4 is starting to very faintly flicker when there is the slightest movement on the laptop (e.g., typing with the laptop on my lap). My suspicion is that the display ribbon or something is frayed or loose. Any ideas on what might be causing it or how to determine it? How easy would it be to fix and for how much?
  2. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040


    Sep 28, 2008
    Your suspicion sounds dead on correct.

    One thing you could check, but would require quite a bit of disassembly would be to see if the ribbon is intact, and if it is, it's seated properly.
  3. RKO macrumors 6502


    Oct 21, 2008
    Yep or the hinge has worn through the wiring harness over time from opening and closing. You will only know by dismantling if you are experienced or putting it into an apple repairer. As for costs it depends on how much someone wants to charge or it you do it yourself finding the cable at a reasonable cost e.g ebay etc.

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