Question about Apple 15" PowerBook G4 Aluminum 1.67 GHz LCD Display (p/n 1002587) (661-3749 1002587) Mac Notebook

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  • my power book g4 is not coming on and the LCD screen is not coming on but the hard drive will be spinning

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  • Anonymous May 11, 2010

    If you have sound turned on, one of the first things that happen is the computer will make a boot chime. Does this happen? If so, this problem is likely just the display (and we can troubleshoot further).

    Let me know if that happens.

  • Glenn Upton-Fletcher May 11, 2010

    Do you hear the start up chime as normal? What were you last doing before this problem happened?

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Look closely at the screen. You might have to change the lighting or shine a powerful light from the back of the screen, through the Apple logo. If you see a dim image, your problem is either with a bad "inverter" board, a bad "CCFL" light (the bulb that lights the screen), or with the logicboard itself. check back for more info if this is happening.

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