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ibook LCD bulb broken?? send for repairs??


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Hey all,

my ibook G4 1ghz has been a fantastic little machine for me for the 6 mos or so that I've owned it, and with the extra 512mb RAM and AE card I put in, has become quite the mobile workstation for me. I couldn't be happier with it. However.....

....last night the backlight bulb in the LCD randomly turned off for a few minutes. I could still barely make out what was on the screen, but the bulb had clearly gone off for whatever reason. I rebooted, and everything worked fine, but as LCD bulb replacement issues are typically VERY expensive (at least they are in the PC world), I'm concerned and wondering if this was just a fluke or whether I should take it my local Apple Store.

Has anyone else had this experience?? Thanks in advance for any help





PS: I just got my emate 300 off of ebay. Man is this little thing sweet, haha. Any suggestions how to make this useful??
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Hmm..Give Apple a call..By the way, your signiture is too long....
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Sig is too long?? Why? Is there a limit or something? I wasn't trying to be too wordy. That's just the pro forma I've observed in other forums.
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It wasnt too long. That was just AJW's opinion. You know how opinions are?? Theyre like elbows... most everybody has at least one.
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actually...It's not opinion, it's the opinion of the forum moderators.

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Back to the original topic.

I would say call Apple and tell them what happened, though if you do not have Applecare they might not be too helpful phone-wise (past 90 days). I don't think there would be too much they could really do though, unless you can get it to repeat the malfunction (?). It's like taking your car to a mechanic and telling them it made a strange noise yesterday but today it seems fine, can you please fix it.

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