ibook replacement screen- too many connectors

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by kdonges, Jul 23, 2009.

  1. kdonges macrumors newbie

    Jul 23, 2009
    I purchased what I thought was an identical replacement screen used for my ibook G4 1.2 ghz. When attempting to install myself, I started to hook the new screen in and noticed I have what I believe is to be 2 power connectors (the connectors with the round pencil lead size connector) where the old screen only had 1. The data connectors were identical.

    Do I have the wrong screen, do I use only 1. Need some information...please...
  2. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601


    Sep 16, 2007
    Northeastern Ohio
    Did you purchase just the LCD panel or the whole top case with hinge assembly? Although iBook G3s and G4s share the same panels, the connectors will be different. The flat connector to the LCD will be the same. The other(which are pink/white) that comes off the bottom of the LCD panel is for the backlight which connects to an inverter and then that goes to the logic board.

    So just remove and replace the LCD panel itself and reuse all the existing cables and connectors.

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