2007 MacBook display problems

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by beanboy89, Oct 14, 2016.

  1. beanboy89 macrumors regular


    May 5, 2016
    I picked up a 2007 MacBook (2.0 GHz C2D) at the computer recycler. It was listed as untested and didn't have a hard drive. I got it home, plugged it in, and it did boot up, but there were lines running vertically down the screen, and every time you moved the screen, they would change. You can position the screen in a way so it disappears. I installed a hard drive that had an installation of Snow Leopard, and everything else seemed to work just fine.

    It looks like someone attempted to repair the laptop at some point before, as there were a few very loose screws in the battery compartment.

    Anyone know what the problem could be, or how difficult this might be to repair?

  2. jon8214 macrumors regular

    Aug 25, 2012
    Belfast, NI
    could be the display cable or faulty gpu, but seeing as it sorts itself out when you move the screen id say it was the cable or a loose connector on the cable.
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    easy enough to repair if you look at ifixit

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