6 Replies Latest reply: Jul 16, 2007 7:59 PM by spudnuty
The Macuser Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Hi,

My iBook felt down, I was so lucky that it's still working but since then its screen has 2 thin lines one in the center and one as high as the dock. If you concentrate on the lines you will see that they are on the top of everything and actually each one of them consists of 1 point thin black line and one other 1 point thin white line below it.

I think it might be that the connector has moved or so, if anyone knows a solution or how to fix it I will appreciate a lot.

Thanks

iBook G3/600, Mac OS X (10.4.3)
  • Ronda Wilson Level 8 Level 8 (40,920 points)
    You're likely stuck with those lines unless you want to take it in for repair.

    There is a slight chance that Pixel Fix could help you out.

    Good luck.
  • spudnuty Level 5 Level 5 (6,130 points)
    Sorry to hear of your accident.
    It would seem that this is the effect of a broken/loose connector that drives the horizontal array. See:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/giona/sets/72157594243899933/
    Usually losing lines 1 pixel wide is a bad connection where the ribbon flex bonds to the LCD display module. Sometimes you can verify this by squeezing the display together near the left/right edge. If the line goes away this is the problem.
    If so perhaps a shim will fix the problem.
    Richard
  • The Macuser Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi Richard,

    Tried squeezing sides and disconnecting/reconnecting the Graphics cable at the back of screen but lines are still there and of course it's not in guarantee so no chance to take for repair.

    Any other tips, please Help!

    Thanks
  • spudnuty Level 5 Level 5 (6,130 points)
    Well as you're looking at the back of the LCD display and since you seem to have the shield off, the horizontal array drive connection is that long piece of white tape you see on the right side under the shield. There's obviously a bad connection here right at the level of the line you're seeing. Try pressure on that white tape right at the level of the center line. If that works place a shim in there to duplicate the pressure. Do the most annoying one first.
    Richard
  • The Macuser Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks Richard, I tried again but it's still there. I opened again and pressed all the way along that white tape and gave some more pressure where are the annoying lines but they are still existing. So sorry for disturbing but seems you know how is it built, I thank you for your help and hope I find a way to get rid of those annoying 2 lines.

    Best,
  • spudnuty Level 5 Level 5 (6,130 points)
    Well it looks like a new screen for you. You're in Chicago? There's some G3 iBook parts on Craig's.

    Richard