iBook lid half closed -> display goes black

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Flight16, Jun 8, 2004.

  1. Flight16 macrumors newbie

    Jun 8, 2004
    I have a G3 800Mhz iBook and when I close the lid more than 90 degrees past the 90 degree open position the screen goes black, but the notebook remains on (since I use an external monitor). Any ideas on this? I'm wondering if a cable is loose. Does anybody know if there are metal contacts on the hinge that might be dirty? Should I risk opening up the back of the iBook's lid?

    Any comments are appreciated.

  2. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    While I've never had this problem myself, I have heard of the cable being pinched by the hinge as it closes. I have also heard the term "reed switch". Searching Google for "reed switch ibook" might turn up something. Sorry I can't be any more help.
  3. Flight16 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 8, 2004

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