continuing and investigating into a possible hack, I disassembled my sisters old iBook (Paris). It has some nice features like firewire and video out. With the LCD in bad shape and not even powering on, I believe the video out port is my only way of investigating if the system still works.
I have a generic video adaptor (from a camcorder) that plugs right in into the port and the other to the RCA input of my home theater. When I power on the book the classic start up chime is heard through the speaker of my home stereo, however no video appears.
Do you think the screen must be functional inorder to put a video signal out? Anyone have experience hacking one of these?