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My wife's G4 iBook suddenly has a horizontal line across the bottom of the screen. It has never been dropped or damaged so I'm assuming its the Logic Board. I have read in the past that there were problems with iBook Logic Boards but don't know if this is the problem. Any ideas about the cause/fix and costs involved?
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My wife's G4 iBook suddenly has a horizontal line across the bottom of the screen. It has never been dropped or damaged so I'm assuming its the Logic Board. I have read in the past that there were problems with iBook Logic Boards but don't know if this is the problem. Any ideas about the cause/fix and costs involved?
Does the line change at all when you move the display back and forth?

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It is probably a screen issue.
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No, the line seems to be permanent.
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It is probably a screen issue.
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probs logic board. - if you have apple care take it into an apple store.
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probs logic board. - if you have apple care take it into an apple store.
Someone said it was a logic board issue. How is that possible? If the rest of the screen works, it can't be a logic board issue. That part of the screen is dead, possibly permanently.
I am having screen problems on with my iBook so I speak with experience. I put a new monitor on my ibook and it worked perfectly.
It is a screen issue.
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there are two things you can do. If they don't fix your problem then you have a bad screen.

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There is also a small chance that the problem may be the screen cable is pinched..... but yeah, a more common problem is most likely the logic board.

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It turns out this was the infamous logic board problem and with a charge of £600 to fix it I'll be buying my wife a Macbook!
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