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Dark Screen Dear Sir, I have an old Powerbook G4. No problems until just now - everything turns on properly, but the screen stays dark, as if it were on extreme screen saver. I can see just enough to get into System Preferences - display brightness is turned all the way up and can't think of anything else wrong. I'm wondering if this is a screen problem or something more serious.

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Try connecting to an external monitor. If the monitor displays correctly, then the problem is with either the inverter or the screen.

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