Think I'm losing pixels on my screen

Posted:
in Genius Bar edited January 2014
Or I need to replace my battery. When I turn on my G3 Ibook, The screen is going dark. I can still see stuff on the screen, but it's dark. I've checked every setting I can think of, so i'm almost sure it's not that. However, if I move the screen back and forth I can get the screen to look "normal" only if I don't open it up all the way.



Is it my pixels? Or is there a setting I am forgetting to check?



Thanks

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 3
    chuckerchucker Posts: 5,089member
    Sounds like:

    a) your backlight is malfunctioning

    or, more likely:

    b) you're suffering the iBook G3 logic board defect.



    In either case, you're pretty much SOL, as repairs would likely cost more than your iBook is worth.
  • Reply 2 of 3
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Chucker

    Sounds like:

    a) your backlight is malfunctioning

    or, more likely:

    b) you're suffering the iBook G3 logic board defect.



    In either case, you're pretty much SOL, as repairs would likely cost more than your iBook is worth.




    That is what I was afraid of. It look like however it may be rapaired at no cost to me. If that isn't the case, than I need to start saving for a new computer.
  • Reply 3 of 3
    chuckerchucker Posts: 5,089member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by DJmastamind

    It look like however it may be rapaired at no cost to me.



    If I'm not mistaken, no, that program has since expired, unless your laptop is younger than three years. In which case: hurry!



    By the way, putting weight to the left of the trackpad (the left palm rest, where the hard drive is) can temporarily help. If it does, you definitely have this problem.
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