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Display on my 1.67 Ghz 15" Macbook G4

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Dec 3, 2012 9:39 PM

Display on my 1.67 Ghz 15" Macbook G4 acting up.  System 10.4.11.  Getting fine alternating light blue & white horizontal lines overlaying images.  They vary in intensity, sometimes from place to place.  Everything's readable, but it's annoying.  Ran ColorSync - no help.  Fear my display is dying.  Any words of wisdom?

  • Knucklesmac Level 4 Level 4 (2,225 points)
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    Dec 4, 2012 1:13 AM (in response to JTGMan)



    Common problem with the later PowerBook models. More often it due to the display panel needs replacing or the video cable that links the screen with the logic board. They have a tenancy to ware over time, where they go through the screen hinge.

  • Knucklesmac Level 4 Level 4 (2,225 points)
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    Dec 5, 2012 1:24 AM (in response to JTGMan)

    It's more than likely to be a clear image. I've had to repair a few that have had their video leads worn.

    It's not the most pleasant of job to do, you have to open the very thin display housing without breaking the bezel.

    You could say it's a bit of an art to take apart and put together again.


    Let us know how it goes.


    Best of luck.


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