HOLY $%^& I'm freaking out!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by scan, Aug 18, 2006.

  1. scan macrumors 6502

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    My display on my PB has just stopped working. I can see it faintly and when I connect it to my lcd, i can see it. what happened and what can I do?! I still have apple care.
     
  2. Frisco macrumors 68020

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    Call Apple Care!
     
  3. scan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    They're closed! AHHH
     
  4. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    You did check your brightness settings, right?
     
  5. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Your backlight and/or the power supply to it failed, unless you dimmed it unintentionally.

    Still under warranty? Call Apple after hitting the Brightness key.
     
  6. Frisco macrumors 68020

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    You can try to reset the PMU. See Apple's support page. Other than that your computer is screwed and you need to wait until you can get in touch with Apple.

    In the meantime backup!
     
  7. scan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    that didn't work. yikes!


    def. not the brightness. I thought that at first too, but its soo dimm that you can't really see anything.
     
  8. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Just to verify - you did press the keyboard buttons to increase brightness (F2 on my MBP) and it didn't work, right?
     
  9. regan2 macrumors member

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    LCD backlight is out or the PMU is down. Happened to my MBP, but was an easy fix at any apple store.

     
  10. Eniregnat macrumors 68000

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    Since you can sort of see the screen, I recommend backing things up.
    If you do have to send it to Apple, you won't have to worry about paying for drive restoration, should something happen in transit or if for some odd reason the Apple techs decide to swap out drives. Otherwise Apple charges... I think $60 bucks if the service is needed and you agreed to it.
     
  11. sjpetry macrumors 65816

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    Do you know what the PC equivalent of this is? A friend just called me and her PC laptop is having this problem.
     
  12. jaxstate macrumors 6502a

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    My iMac G4 has the same problem, I've been told that the backlight has went out.
     
  13. madmaxmedia macrumors 68030

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    Actually, if it's a screen issue the power inverter board is probably more likely than the backlight going out. Backlights tend to gradually fade out over time.

    (although of course anything is possible)
     
  14. wako macrumors 65816

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    CMOS i think
     

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