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iBook - Important info if your screen backlight has gone out! READ!


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So a few months back, the backlight on my iBook G4 went out. It is only about a year and a half old, and not having the Apple care, and not being able to spend $700+ on a new screen (i would rather just put that towards a MacBookPro anyhow!)....I went by an Apple Dealer in Birmingham (my g/f got a macbook pro ) and told him about my backlight. He said he had this happen before too and told me to bring it in and he would try something.....SO I did and he FIXED IT!! All he did was type in codes and I got him to write it down so I could post it here.

1. Turn iBook OFF.

2. Hold Apple-Option-O-F

3. After 15-30 seconds, Release Keys

4. TYPE:

RESET-NURAM (might be RESET-NVRAM, but I think it is RESET-NURAM)
SET-DEFAULTS
RESET-ALL

(each followed by "return", which means press 'return')

This should work, it did for mine! I was so excited...now I can see everything as clearly as I had before...I didnt realize what a difference that makes!


Please let me know if this helped anyone out!
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Thanks for posting your good result story sleepy monkey! (apologies if your user-name is sleepy_monkey - can't tell with the underlined usernames here)
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hopefully this will help everyone out that has had this problem!
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http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=2238
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Great link! It's funny that on Apple's tech page, the main Admins tell everyone to get a new screen. Money money money....MONEY!
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