Monitor Issues

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by macboy12345, Oct 2, 2009.

  1. macboy12345 macrumors newbie

    Oct 2, 2009
    I have a mac ibook g4 1.33 ghz.

    My son was caught standing on the laptop (i forgive him. He is only ten months old). Now my monitor sometimes works and then drops out. The monitor will flash solid colors (red, white, blue, green, repeat). It makes me wonder if this is a logic board issue or a damaged monitor that partially works sometimes.

  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603


    Jul 26, 2004
    Montreal, QC
    Sounds like a problem with the display or a pinched display cable. You should be able to pick up a new one or an as-is iBook on Ebay for pretty cheap. If I'm not mistaken, any iBook G4 with the same screen size will work.
  3. macboy12345 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 2, 2009
    Pinched cables?

    If the cables are pinched, can the fix be as easy as disassembling the monitor, wiggling wires, and putting it all back together carefully?

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