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Pismo Newbie Question: redish display on startup and wake up

Message #1 - Posted 2006/03/03 - Frank Perrey

Hi, folks
I recently got a PB G3 Pismo.
When it is booting or awaking from sleep the display is shining redish. It dissappears to normal after some seconds (about 30) and doesn't show any strange behaviour after that, until it is shut down and rebooted or awaking.
Any hint if it is normal or something going wrong (backlight failure to be feared?)
Please give advice!
Thanx Frank

Message #2 - Posted 2006/03/03 - Brian Hughes

Previously, frank_Frank Perrey wrote:

Hi, folks
I recently got a PB G3 Pismo.
When it is booting or awaking from sleep the display is shining redish. It dissappears to normal after some seconds (about 30) and doesn't show any strange behaviour after that, until it is shut down and rebooted or awaking.
Any hint if it is normal or something going wrong (backlight failure to be feared?)

<http://www.macintouch.com/pinkpismolcd.html>

I have a Pismo but my pink screen showed up in the first year, so Apple repaired it under warranty. In almost all cases it was a bad backlight (a cold-cathode fluorescent tube) but I heard talk of problems with an inverter board that feeds the light. The pinkness gets worse over time.

<http://www.macopinion.com/columns/roadwarrior/04/04/19/index.html#64>

This article mentions how it can be replaced and where to get one. The first link to mac.com is dead but the seconds is good for a supplier. A google search on Pismo "pink screen" will yield more information.

Brian Hughes
usenet at hughesvideo dot com

Message #3 - Posted 2006/03/03 - Frank Perrey

Brian Hughes wrote:

search on Pismo "pink screen"

thanks a lot, Brian.
Not excatly what I hoped to get as an answer, but it seems to be the bad truth I have to acknowledge.
As I didn't buy the Pismo yet, I have to discuss with the seller what might be the amount of money to lower the price.... Greetings Frank

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