2009 Aluminium Macbook

Satellitecentra

macrumors newbie
Original poster
May 5, 2010
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Hi guys , got a 2009 Mackbook that started the "Spotlight" effect on the bottom of the screen plus one side (left is noticibly darker than the right)
i have tried all the tricks , SMC, PRAM, suspending and resetting display nothing worked
so i,m going to go ahead and change out the screen , oh and i attached it to an external monitor and picture is perfect , so i,m hoping the GPU is ruled out and working as it should ?
Its never been dropped , overheated or in any way abused , no liquid spills or excessive dirt
any thoughts ?
 

revbarabbas

macrumors regular
Apr 27, 2009
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It's probably just a bad backlight...if it was totally dark I'd suggest the inverter was bad but since it's only one side I think it's just the light source itself (unsure if it's LED or florescent in that model).
 

Satellitecentra

macrumors newbie
Original poster
May 5, 2010
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Thanks for the reply, i am a PC Tech but i did not have the courage to change out the LCD myself (Whimp) , so i gave it to one of our guys who does phones, ipad,s an laptops all day long he ordered a new screen $45 and installed it last night at home , its perfect again :) much brighter , i prob didnt notice it getting dimer over time , anyway its perfect again :)