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How to make a headless older PowerBook work
Authored by: ret on Nov 17, '05 07:34:00PM

I had what sounds like the same problem on first edition TiBook. Vertical white lines would appear on the screen, gradually filling it. If left alone, these would eventually become greyish blobs. This might occur within seconds or possibly hours of opening the lid, but got progressively less, until it became unusable without an external monitor.

It turned out to be the ribbon cable within the hinge had frayed and eventually broken. Had to replace the whole screen-half of the laptop, since the ribbon cable can't be replaced separately. Hooray for Applecare ;-)

The AlBook has a different hinge arrangement which is apparently a lot sturdier.

cheers
RET

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