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ibook G4 just did something really weird


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hey guys,

I was using my ibook and all of a sudden the screen went black. It isn't my battery, I know that. What's weird is that it isn't completely black. You can barely make out images on the screen but you definately can't read anything. Also, we have a wireless internet connection and the same thing happened to my roomates windows computer less thana month ago. Any ideas on what's wrong with my baby? Should I be worried about the security of my wireless connection?

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What model iBook is this? New? Older? It sounds like a Backlight problem, but on a new machine it should not be bad already.
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That sounds like a backlight problem...... try plugging an external monitor into the iBook and see if you get an output. I think if you don't, then it could be a logic board problem, but if you do get an output, I think it's a backlight issue,
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It's an older ibook. So if it's a backlight problem, what do I need to do to fix it? Thanks guys!
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To be honest I don't know. I don't know how much it'd cost to get it fixed, or where you'd get it done. I'm sure someone on here knows.
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Basically find an apple service partner near you, get them to take a look and give you an estimate...
If you feel up to this sort of repair yourself, check out pbfixit.com for more info on parts and actual installation.
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