power book g4

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by obellius, Nov 21, 2011.

  1. obellius macrumors newbie

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    My powerbook G4 powers up but screen goes dim and it hangs what might be the problem?
     
  2. ArchiMark macrumors 6502

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    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...
     
  3. Goftrey macrumors 68000

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    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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