Broken light tube

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  1. disconap macrumors 68000

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    I have an ibook that I am modding and I accidentally broke the light tube. I've called Apple, the Apple store, and several service centers, none of which could help me get the part. Anyone have any advice on where I should be looking, or perhaps on a generic part that might do the job for a 12" screen?
     
  2. Sdashiki macrumors 68040

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    backlight. NOT the backlight inverter.

    ebay.

    very difficult to self install, but can be done.
     
  3. disconap thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I don't understand your post. I don't need the inverter, just the actual bulb (long, narrow looks a bit like a very small ceiling florescent). It's simple as hell to replace.
     
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  5. techster85 macrumors regular

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    could someone explain exactly what the part does? Is it the actual light source for the backlight?
     
  6. aquajet macrumors 68020

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    Yep. Click here for a quick read. There's also a link about CCFLs, which is the actual part in question.
     
  7. techster85 macrumors regular

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    thanks for the link! i'm not very knowledgeable when it comes to the actual parts in an lcd...
     
  8. iW00t macrumors 68040

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    This sounds crazy, but if you have uneven backlighting is it due to a defect in the light tube?
     
  9. disconap thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yup, it is a small florescent bulb.
     
  10. disconap thread starter macrumors 68000

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    It can be, but it could also be due to a problem with the inverter.
     
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    Anybody know how many bulbs there are per screen?
     
  13. Sdashiki macrumors 68040

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