View Full Version : iBook screen flickering

17th August 2009, 11:49 AM
Hi, my old 12" G3 800MHz iBook's screen has started misbehaving badly. The images/text on screen will jump slightly to the left and then if it gets worse the whole screen will start to get horizontal lines across it to the point where it's unreadable.

Restarting and using Disk Repair make no difference.

Is this the end for my trusty old mate? Any diagnostics available etc etc?

I do have a new MacBook but the iBook is a very valuable as a low cost road machine so I'd like to keep it - apart from sentimental reasons. :)


17th August 2009, 12:08 PM
I know how you feel. I've got a G4 & still prefer it to our new macbook.
Have you looked into getting a new screen?

17th August 2009, 01:01 PM
I had the same problem with my Macbook Pro. Every so often it would start to flicker and a series of horizontal lines would appear on the screen.

I took it to the Apple Store (as it was still under warranty). I was told that it was a logic board issue. Apple replaced my logic board and it works fine now.

It might be the same problem as the symptons are definitely the same.