LCD repair

From: Zane H. Healy <>
Date: Sun Jul 12 00:24:07 1998

>OK, hardware gurus, how about some remote diagnostic help: PowerBook 160
>(my first and only Mac), a bunch of black vertical lines of varying width
>on the LCD (different patterns on the two panels that make up the
>display), but otherwise the display looks good (all the bits in the right

Are the lines stationary? Wait a minute the lines are running top to
bottom? Hmmm, not quite what I was thinking. I suspect the panel is going
bad. Also what kind of an environment have you been using it in?

Speaking of bad PowerBook panels, does anyone know if it's possible to
replace a backlight? I've got a PB520c (It's a classic even though it's
not 10 years old), and I used it so much while in the Navy that I wore the
backlight out (I was using it about 12 hours a day for 6 months while on a
cruise, what can I say, I was sitting in a computer room by myself
babysitting a mainframe, and learning Mac programming).

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