Hi, I am new to this forum, and site.
Ok, I realise you may have covered this ground already but I couldn't seem to find any that completely matched my own problem, so thought it worth a shot at posting my own and seeing the ideas any comebacks in reply.
Right, my mate has a spare ibook g3 14" 900mhz, and hardly uses it, he is also not 'Mac' inclined (shame on him!). He's offering the ibook to me becuase sometime ago, the screen just stopped working. I have dismantled ibooks before, replacing parts hard drive, optical drives....etc.including the whole top panel, but never have I actually changed the cables attached to the display - i.e. inverter ...etc. so wanted to know what you thought before so. He says he didn't drop it, and I don't feel he would need to lie, the ibook itself also is in good condition, no apparent impact damage.
Whats odd is the ibook sounds ' like it is running perfectly' and strangely if he puts it on his lap and moves it around abit sometimes the screen comes on completely as if completely working- it can then be used as an ibook, since no other symtoms...freezing lines across display - which would have steered me to think logic board problem.
Thing is I'm pretty skint and could do with the ibook for my design work. I don't have the ibook here at the moment to test out scenerios, and I can't vouch for whether the backlight light works (I should have checked this though - doh).
I'm think it's the inverter cable, or reed switch. I also read sometime ago that some ibook, screens did exactly this, but owners had to slowly tilt there screen back and forth till they got a picture at a right angle, and apparently it was because the inverter cable was worn (or getting worn) between the hinges. Could it be something like this????
I could really do with some ideas, as long as it isn't the logic board, but I can't see it not if the ibook hardrive- bottom base can be heard running fine.
It occurred to me that I might try to connect it to my g4 flat panel imac as an external monitor, to see if so, but does anyone know if I can do this on my imac g4. And what cables do I need.
Suggestions Suggestions, help help! Thanks for reading