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iBook screen goes black

Message #1 - Posted 2005/02/21 - Paul Tarantino

My wife's iBook has developed an annoying habit of going dark at random

times. I don't think it's not normal "sleep" since it won't wake up with

any keypress; the machine just lights back up when it feels like it,

sometimes several minutes later. This is while the machine is fully

charged, and plugged into household current.

600 MHz iBook, running 10.2.8. 384 MHz RAM

TIA

Message #2 - Posted 2005/02/21 - Zaphod B

Paul Tarantino wrote:

My wife's iBook has developed an annoying habit of going dark at random

times. I don't think it's not normal "sleep" since it won't wake up with

any keypress; the machine just lights back up when it feels like it,

sometimes several minutes later. This is while the machine is fully

charged, and plugged into household current.

600 MHz iBook, running 10.2.8. 384 MHz RAM

TIA

This series of iBook AFAIR had an issue with the monitor connector or physical placement of the cabling from the motherboard, through the hinges into the display. Check with your dealer whether there is still a replacement program in place, I think there was for a while. --
/Z

Message #3 - Posted 2005/02/21 - nospam

Previously, Paul Tarantino wrote:

My wife's iBook has developed an annoying habit of going dark at random

times. I don't think it's not normal "sleep" since it won't wake up with

any keypress; the machine just lights back up when it feels like it,

sometimes several minutes later. This is while the machine is fully

charged, and plugged into household current.

600 MHz iBook, running 10.2.8. 384 MHz RAM

known issue with ibooks. you have until march 18th or three years from date of purchase to get it fixed.

http://www.apple.com/support/ibook/faq/

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