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    ibook G4 just did something really weird
    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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    dtravis7's Avatar
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    Jan 04, 2005
    Modesto, Ca.
    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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    Jan 09, 2006
    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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    Member Since
    Jan 09, 2006
    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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    Mar 09, 2004
    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 for more info on parts and actual installation.

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