Question about Apple iBook G3 Mac Notebook
My Mac has a black screen. It boots up and commands light up. BUT the screen is black!
Someone wrote that I had to connect another monitor to my Mac to see if it was either the Video Card or the Onboard Display...
My new question is what kind of monitor??? And if I see the same on the monitor, and the the videocard/GPU is toast what happens?
What do I do from there?
AND if the onboard display is toast- what do I do THEN?
...And what do u think it will cost for either of these things???
I'm sorry 4 all the questions; I'm kinda a rookie. *giggles*
Given the environment and issue, sometimes a solid way to process of eliminate, is to add a display to the laptop. Laptop videocards are embedded/integrated in the motherboard/logic board. So, your Mac has not been specified. This provides for many variables. I'll keep this simple but thorough.
First, monitors. Unless you have a great hook up from the next level, you will most likely have a:
($20) is well worth enjoying what you've paid for.
The "possible adapter" is a white (made by Apple for Apple) proprietary adapter that is required to connect any Macintosh laptop that IS NOT of the ALUMINUM POWERBOOK or MAC BOOK or MACBOOK PRO series, to a monitor. All recent Macintosh laptops ship with 1 form or another of a video adapter.
So, if you own:
Connect a display to your laptop. If you get a picture, than more than likely, any component from the cable that runs from the motherboard, up into the display panel, to the inside of the display, is faulty.
If you do not get a picture, than its highly possible the video card or GPU has failed.
If you could specify your model, I can further assist you.
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