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#1 2014-10-24 00:44:27

IIfx
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From: VA, USA
Registered: 2014-09-07
Posts: 91

RIP Powerbook G4 17 - Failed LCD

Well, after a few months of sitting unused safely on a shelf, the PBG4 decided to finally exhibit the full failure symptoms of its brethren - LCD dead pixels and garbled video. Its not the logic board - its the LCD itself.
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sad A shame, as it was a really nice machine to use - the screen was fantastic when it worked.

Its a miracle this one lasted as long as it did - most of the  1,67 GHz 17 G4's started dropping like flies around 2007. Apple was stubborn and never admitted that the whole batch with serial number starting in W8 was defective. 

It had a yellow line on the screen starting 2 years ago...so the writing was on the wall.

Replacement LCD panels are rather expensive, so this PowerBook will be sitting on a shelf for quite some time. Repair will be difficult too.

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#2 2014-10-24 03:53:34

jt
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From: Bermuda Triangle, NC USA
Registered: 2014-05-21
Posts: 1,391

Re: RIP Powerbook G4 17 - Failed LCD

Sorry for your loss, just checked the specs, nice LapFull. I thought the first gen 17incher did Native9, but apparently not. Oh well, that's another one scratched off the extremely short list of lookfor/search fors. sad

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#3 2014-10-24 05:32:45

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From: Corvallis, OR
Registered: 2014-05-12
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Re: RIP Powerbook G4 17 - Failed LCD

Native 9 ends with the 1GHz TiBook


Daily Drivers: 27" iMac 2.8 GHz Quad-Core i7 (Late 2009), 21.5" iMac 2.7GHz Quad-Core i5 (Late 2013), 11" Macbook Air 1.6 GHz i5 (Mid-2011)
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#4 2014-10-24 06:26:15

jt
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From: Bermuda Triangle, NC USA
Registered: 2014-05-21
Posts: 1,391

Re: RIP Powerbook G4 17 - Failed LCD

Yeah, figures, maybe one day my kid will pass his TiBook down to me. roll

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