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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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?
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
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.
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.
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