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My iBook is Sad.

The computer screen went crazy with all sort of horizontal purple lines. It then shut down. Upon restarting it, I am able to hear it booting up and all but nothing shows up on the screen. It's black! What's going on?

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  • catstudio Oct 12, 2008

    I have the same problem. The screen suddenly have matrix effect, I don't know how to describe but it went like the screen effect in Matrix movie. Then I shut it down, after that I restarted, I heard the start up sound but the screen still blank. I tried to start up many times but still the same. Once I started it the screen appear but just show the blue screen for half an hour, so I shut it down. So, I gave up. After a day, I start it up again. Now it show everything but I can't move the mouse or trackpad cursor or use any keyboard commands. Now, I just need it to function properly just once, so I can back up my data and send it to Apple repair shop.

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I would connect another monitor to it, if you see the same on the monitor, the videocard/GPU is toast, if not , the onboard display is.

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