Macbook pro, no intel, monitor goes in and out

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by fixedondesign, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. fixedondesign macrumors newbie

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    I have an older macbook pro G4 from 2003-4. The monitor started fluxuating in and out when I would open and close it. Now it just stays dark. I was able to open and see my hardrive from my wifes computer when I firewired it. So I know every thing else seem to be just fine.

    Is this a costly repair and is it possible to do it myself?
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Then it isn't a MacBook Pro.

    Your ribbon cable might be loose or broken.
     
  3. fixedondesign thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Macbook pro

    I guess it isn't that old.
    It's a 17 inch without the intel.
    Is the ribbon difficult to replace?
    You think a novice could do it?
     
  4. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Read up on the procedure on ifixit.com and see if you think you can do it.

    You DON'T want the MacBook Pro tutorials.
     
  5. protomind macrumors newbie

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    Its called a powerbook, using this term will help you search better for solutions.
     

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