As the subject line says, my 17" aluminum Powerbook G4 is having some display problems. The backlight works when the laptop is opened less than fully, but once fully opened it goes black. I have it connected to external monitor and that works fine, but I would like my portable computer back (as portable as the 17" beast can be... haha).
I can gather from the internets that there is a reed switch which allows the screen to turn on when the lid is opened, but it seems that can't explain the partial failure I am experiencing.
I also have a 12" Powerbook taken apart. If any parts from it would come in handy I would be more likely to get this thing fixed up myself.
You guys are the most helpful and knowledgable regarding hardware problems I have found in my searching. Any pointers to parts, guides, troubleshooting ideas, etc. would be so valuable. Thanks in advance,