power book g4

obellius

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Nov 21, 2011
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My powerbook G4 powers up but screen goes dim and it hangs what might be the problem?
 

ArchiMark

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Feb 2, 2003
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Silicon Valley
Could be variety of things....

Sounds like it's a hardware issue I think...

First thought is that there might be a loose connection somewhere inside....do you travel around with your powerbook such that something might have been jostled loose?

It could also be some other hardware issue since I assume that powerbook is more than a few years old...

Do you have a local Apple store or Mac retailer that you show it to them? or a pc repair shop?

They should be able to give you a diagnosis and then you can decide if you want to get it fixed...
 

Goftrey

macrumors 68000
May 20, 2011
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Wales, UK
Sounds like a nackard inverter cable to me, it's very common with iBooks & PowerBooks... It happened to my iBook a while ago, you can still see the screen, right? It's just very very dim? If so it's the inverter... Sorry man :(
 
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