How to remove screen to use as a desktop?
I have a PB G4 667 MHz which has one hinge completely destroyed after a bad repair job which cemented the two hinges to strengthen them. I want to use the keyboard/trackpad as input while hooked up to external monitor and simply remove the display assembly so I can access the keyboard and power button (screen is not stable enough to stay open; image can be seen on screen but absolutely no backlight working). I have two questions:
1. I planned on using the display repair guide here
but I was hoping I could do this without taking the logic board out. Can I do steps 1-12 then skip to 23 to disconnect the display from the logic board then to step 31 to remove the display (accessing the audio and inverter cable in step 34 & 38 from the keyboard side)?
2. I noticed that part of the answer to a similar question for the Powerbook G4 Aluminum 17" which mentioned that the bluetooth and airport wires are connected to the display.
Is this the case for the PB G4 Onyx also (ie only the airport as my PB does not have bluetooth)? And if so, which connection do I need to replace after I have removed the screen (please refer to an image in one of the steps from the removal/installation guide mentioned in question 1 if possible).
Thank you for any assistance with this.
Thanks for the suggestions. I will end up clipping the display as I will have to replace it if I plan on replacing the display.