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iBook: G3 LCD on G4 [Re: strangeluck] #475206 04/10/08 05:46 AM
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Hey guys!
I'm aware that the connectors are not the same, but is it possible to modify the video connector to match the G3 LCD connector? confused

Re: iBook: G3 LCD on G4 [Re: strangeluck] #475207 04/10/08 04:43 PM
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Sure you could. Power requirements are the same, screen resolutions are the same. One thing you might try before you go and modify the connectors though... I haven't checked my G4 yet, but I know that this holds true with the Clamshell iBook screens and the Dual USB G3 iBooks. You can remove the shielding tape and there is a flat, 20 pin connector at board on the back of the LCD. That connector may be the same for both. If it is, just use the G4 cable and you *SHOULD* be good to go. This is not from an iBook, but the same kind of connector I'm talking about.


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Re: iBook: G3 LCD on G4 [Re: strangeluck] #475208 04/10/08 06:45 PM
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The problem i have is the G3 screen is a Samsung model and the green part of the screen i much lower so the cable needs to be shorter and less wide at the connector head. My G4 connector looks exactly similar to your wire there where all the individual wires are mostly on the right side, leaving the the left side of the connector free. I did a mistake by cutting the unused part of the connector to fit it into the G3 connection slot. I tried the screen and obviously the wire was getting warm, that's a short right? Is my screen still good or did i ruin that as well? Is this what i need for my G4?

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Re: iBook: G3 LCD on G4 [Re: strangeluck] #475209 04/10/08 09:26 PM
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I doubt you killed it. Screens are fairly robust. I imagine you'll have to re-pin the screen since the connectors weren't the same. Does the coloring of both harnesses match?


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Re: iBook: G3 LCD on G4 [Re: strangeluck] #475210 04/11/08 04:20 AM
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I only bought the LCD screen itself, without the mount, frame or such, which saved me a ton of money, i payed 40$ for it as opposed to 200$+. I didn't think about the connectors though, i was sure they would match frown

Re: iBook: G3 LCD on G4 [Re: strangeluck] #475211 04/11/08 07:45 PM
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This is what the displays original cable should be: http://www.ifixit.com/iBook-Parts/iBook-G3-14-Inch-Display-Data-Cable/IF151-023

This is what your iBooks original cable should be:
http://www.ifixit.com/iBook-Parts/iBook-G4-14-Inch-Display-Data-Cable-Wide/IF184-053

Since you still have the iBooks original cable, you should try to find one off of a G3 so you can either modify that, or merge the two.

I did find that this has been done before. Not having the same to look at it's a little hard to follow, but you may understand better. http://www.applefritter.com/node/8880


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Re: iBook: G3 LCD on G4 [Re: strangeluck] #475212 04/11/08 08:23 PM
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The connectors match at the logic board end. A G3 cable should do fine. And will be of better quality than any home made or modded one.

Re: iBook: G3 LCD on G4 [Re: strangeluck] #475213 04/11/08 10:54 PM
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Perfect then! Thanks guys, i ordered a G3 cable so i think everything should be fine. The only issue is i have to open up the iBook yet again and at this point the screws are really used, it's starting to be a real hassle. I was hoping to avoid doing it yet again.

Re: iBook: G3 LCD on G4 [Re: strangeluck] #475214 04/18/08 05:14 PM
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Hey again!
I just received my narrow G4 cable, i tried it on the LCD and it fits perfectly. My question though is will it work with the G3 screen or is the wiring different. I want to know before i open up the iBook to fully plug this cable.

Re: iBook: G3 LCD on G4 [Re: strangeluck] #475215 04/18/08 08:05 PM
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You originally said you ordered a G3 cable. According to War, that will be your best bet. But, if you really do have the G4 cable instead of the G3, you could give it a shot.


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