Severing Powerbook Screen?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by hello world, Sep 3, 2004.

  1. hello world macrumors newbie

    hello world

    Apr 13, 2004
    I know this is a horrific proposition, but it must be done.

    I have a 667Mhz DVI Powerbook with a broken screen. It took a long fall, but fortunately/unfortunately it landed on the screen, breaking both hinges and severing some of the wires.

    So now I have a perfectly functional PB with a broken screen that I've got hooked up to a Samsung LCD as a desktop machine. Problem is, the broken LCD is not only an eyesore, but it get in the way.

    So the question: does anyone know if I can just cut the wires that go from the body of the PB to the screen, or do I have to open up the PB and remove them in a more, *ahem*, scientific manner?

    I know people have done this because of exactly this situation, but I don't know any of those people.
  2. yoda13 macrumors 65816


    Sep 26, 2003
    I have not performed this operation myself, but I would think you want want to do a more scientific removal due to the fact that if you just cut the wires, my guess is that you'll have some live wires there that might not be good if they touch the wrong surfaces, get wet, etc. Just my two cents.

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