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brent_strong
2005-10-23, 00:56
Hey, I just picked up this:

http://www.coronabeach.net/screen/IMG_2585.jpg

from a friend for a decently cheap price. I was intended on buying a screen from eBay to replace it but thought I would ask here first for people's experiences and recommendations on where I should look to buy a screen.

Also, I see Apple was offering a replacement screen for some of these machines (it is a 1.25ghz model) that may cover it. Would they still replace the screen IF it shows the defect and is in this condition? What options do I have to replace the screen?

Also, if anyone has one for a decent price, feel free to PM me!

Thanks guys!

brent_strong
2005-10-23, 13:14
Also, does anyone know for sure if the Ti screens that are the same resolution will work in the AL book?

Thanks!

ast3r3x
2005-10-23, 14:20
...you mean will they replace this in this condition because of white spots? Not bloody likely.

Screens are real expensive (http://www.pbfixit.com/cart/customer/product.php?productid=442&cat=&page=1) my friend.

brent_strong
2005-10-23, 14:29
I know they're expensive. I also know that Apple replaces screens with white spots. If this screen has white spots, should it matter whether it is broken or not? Ideally, no, since the problem exists without considering the fact that the screen is also smashsed. I agree though, it isn't likely that a company would replace the a defective screen that also happens to be broken.

Obviously they would not replace the screen under the extended service policy if it is broken and does NOT show the problematic symptoms.

ast3r3x
2005-10-23, 14:44
They will NOT fix your screen, white spots or not, if it's broken. At least not without you paying for it.

brent_strong
2005-10-23, 15:32
Ok, what are good options for buying a replacement screen? I can do the work myself, I just need to be able to find a good replacement screen.

DMBand0026
2005-10-23, 15:34
Ast3r3x just linked you to what is probably your best option (http://www.pbfixit.com/cart/customer/product.php?productid=442&cat=&page=1). That's as cheap as you'll find them.

brent_strong
2005-10-23, 15:42
From the looking I've done, it certainly isn't the cheapest (unqualified). If it is the cheapest GOOD option I have, then why is that? I've found plenty of other sites claiming they sell LCDs for around $500 for this laptop.

http://www.screentekinc.com/Apple__PowerBook_G4_Series_lcd_screens.html

http://www.dttservice.com/powerbookg4al.html#pbg4allcd

http://www.wegenermedia.com/lcdpage.htm#G4al

and of course, eBay.