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

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Video driver you suggested installing back video driver. Is this something I can do myself? If so, where can I find out more about how to do it? thanks,

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  • steve108 Dec 30, 2008

    I have exactly the same problem - intemittent loss of the lower two-third of my display. I can usually get the screen working again by moving the screen on its hinge. I opened it up and checked all the connections, no improvement. As the screen works well most of the time i figure it is something like a hairline split in the ribbon cable, I didn't think to examine it under a magnifying glass. The LCD itself should be fine I figure, so can I get a replacement ribbon cable?

    Did you solve your problem?


  • Hillel Weintraub Dec 30, 2008


    Just to let you know that I fixed my problem by luck - a friend who runs an apple repair shop had just received a similar computer and he installed that screen on my computer for $200. That was a wonderful solution for me, as I couldn't have done anything too mechanically complicated, I don't think.

    thanks to those who responded to my original request for help.


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Hi guys,

If you need a new ribbon cable, you might be able to find a place that specializes in used/refurbed Macs.

Another option is finding parts or parts-machines on eBay. I once bought a TiBook 400MHz with a bad motherboard, because I wanted spare parts (mostly a display) for my 500MHz TiBook - $200 for the parts machine, vs. $500+ for buying a new display elsewhere.

Those ribbon cables are terribly delicate - - wires look like sewing threads, and if they break, you're done - - you're not soldering _those_ back together.

Good luck - - if I can be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it accordingly.

Thanks in-advance for using,


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