Powerbook G4 bleeding screen or dead pixels?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by ducksrfr, Apr 18, 2007.

  1. ducksrfr macrumors member

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    I have an eyelash-sized dark streak on the center, bottom (dock area) of my Powerbook G4 15". At first, I thought it was dirt, or another external blemish, but if I move the cursor over it, it obstructs the view of the blemish (instead of appearing beneath it.) Also, I have a small, almost white, faded dot which appears to grow and expand larger if the Powerbook is running for longer than 4-6 hours. What is frustrating is that neither show up under screen captures. Is my monitor full of external stains and blemishes which I cannot remove, or is there something actually wrong with my display?
     
  2. Killyp macrumors 68040

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    But it hides if the mouse is over it!? Are you sure that this isn't just because the mouse is black, you can't see it?

    If not, that's really weird. Do you have Apple Care? I'd get it checked by Apple.

    Try resetting the PRAM in the meantime...
     
  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Can you catch them on a photo for us, and upload it? :)
     
  4. mahonmeister macrumors 6502

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    I had a similar, but much worse problem. The bottom 2/3 of my PowerBook's screen would go black or white at random times and if I moved the screen back or forward it would exacerbate the problem. Didn't show up in screen caps either. I called AppleCare, they sent me a shipping box, I mailed it in on Monday (2 days ago) they fixed it yesterday, and I got if back 10mins ago! Best. Service. Ever. I really thought it would take at least a week. All of it was covered by AppleCare. They even fixed my loose hinge (which caused the screen to wiggle); probably because it was a contributing factor with the screen issue. I may not like everything about Apple, but their customer service and repair are amazing!

    Just thought I'd share that.:)
     
  5. ducksrfr thread starter macrumors member

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    i tried taking pics with my camera phone, but (surprise, surprise) they did not turn out well at all. i'll post pics later today
     
  6. ducksrfr thread starter macrumors member

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    applecare

    couldn't get a camera, BUT i took it into my local Austin Apple store, and 3-4 geniuses concluded that I need a new LCD screen.

    yay applecare!
     
  7. mahonmeister macrumors 6502

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    *high five*

    I'm so glad I have AppleCare. I will always buy it for my portables.
     

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