Display black /are there any vital screws?
Another day, another disaster. Husband bought this for me to fix for him. (says I hog the Mac..don't know why he thinks that) Advertised as not powering on. Opened the box, pressed the power button and you can hear the hard drive/fans/chime but the LCD is black...no faint images/no cracks etc that I could see. Decided to try the cheap route first and bought the LCD data cable. Opened the iBook up and discovered someone has been here before...some screws missing, Looks like they have done the same repair I planned. Unfortunately there are about 6 stripped screws(+ the missing ones) I planned to just use only the essentials when I put it back together. So the point here is..are any screws a ground etc or vital to the original location?
part 2 of the question..Would you suspect the LCD if it is entirely black? I went for the connection idea because the wires go through the hinge...are these ibooks plagued with graphics card problems and would it give a black screen?
This isjust in case anyone ever wants to know which screw goes where...right toward the end of this document is a screw guide and location guide..all free.
ok..have had time to consider options and am going with oldturkeys brilliant suggestion of glue. I didn't think I had enough to make a connection but I don't think size matters here...just need a connection! I have tried soldering what I have, cleaned, fluxed.. solder seems frightened of the board! so have ordered something like this I'll let you know when I get the glue and the "bodge" done. Thanks to all who have tried to help :-)
right have received glue (£5 for 9ml..looks to be enough to glue 300 boards, a real bargain!)..all the way from the USA! waiting for it to cure before I try the start up, but thankyou so much oldturkey for reminding me of this product. Must remember to use brain more often and think outside the box!
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Have you tried an external monitor yet :-) and I do not know anything about Mac's Would you mind to check if this manual is helpful to you and there is some software you could try as well on here not sure if this will work for you. To many Mac manuals that I know nothing about ;-)
thanks for the LCD tester. i think you have to have it installed on the computer you are testing,I'm thinking maybe I can boot from this mac and test that LCD. ..always handy to have something like that for my repair disasters.(am not on a winning streak this week..busy night of repairs ahead..managed to pull the power connector off the board! Have 6 stripped screws to drill out, an iMac with half the caps out and a nintendo with a wrecked game slot!)
first photo..looking at the bottom right corner of topside motherboard...4 brown parts are where there should be connectors for the power connector. second photo is the underside...I'm interested in the solder "blobs" and what function they may have in relation to my missing connectors.