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    Help with a clamshell iBook -- backlight often won't come on

    New cable, and we're back in business!
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    Help with a clamshell iBook -- backlight often won't come on

    I replaced the inverter; still no luck. Then I bought a little tester on Amazon and verified that the CCFL backlight was good. So I took everything apart and separated the display and the cable to where I could wiggle the cable and watch the backlight cut in and out. Definitely the cable...
  3. J

    iBook G3 Clamshell USB port issue

    I just fixed a similar problem on my new-to-me blueberry iBook. Someone had pushed too hard on the connector, which broke off one of the solder wings on the side of the USB connector. The subsequent insertion/removal cycles loosened up one of the solder joints on the 4 USB lines, and USB...
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    Help with a clamshell iBook -- backlight often won't come on

    So I did a little bit of measuring. I couldn't find a pinout for the inverter, but I wound a short piece of bodge wire around the end of each of my multimeter probes and measured the voltage across each pair of pins on the inverter cable where it plugs into the inverter. It looks like pin 2 is...
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    Help with a clamshell iBook -- backlight often won't come on

    I used to be on this forum way back in the day (early '00s) under a different username, when I was in high school. Crazy to see that it's still around, and so active! Anyways, I recently got my first classic Mac in a long time, a clamshell iBook that someone gave me for free as not working. A...
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