2014 MBP 13 Ghosting, White Transparent Bar

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Pensaaa, Jul 28, 2019.

  1. Pensaaa macrumors newbie

    Jul 28, 2019
    Needing a little advice here with my 13" MBP 2014.
    Turned it on one day after it sitting for 5 days only to be greeted with some pretty nasty ghosting and a white transparent bar filling about 1/6 of the screen on the right hand side. The ghosting stays even after the macbook has been rebooted. The backlight also seemed to slowly start dimming and starts to get a really blue/purple-ish tint to it.

    Extremely unsure about this but guessing it's not good! Display or GPU..

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  2. DeltaMac macrumors G3


    Jul 30, 2003
    The ghost image should disappear with power off.
    Turn off, disconnect the power adapter, remove the bottom cover, and disconnect the battery.
    While you are inside, it won't hurt to reseat the LVDS video cable.
    iFixit can help with this - https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/MacBoo...y+Mid+2014+Display+Assembly+Replacement/27834
    Follow steps 4 & 5, then 11 for that.
    Leave with no power for 24-48 hours. When you power up again after that power off time, and still have the vertical line, then most likely the display assembly needs to be replaced.
  3. Pensaaa thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 28, 2019
    Awesome, thanks for this clear and concise answer. I’ll try this as soon my pentalobe screwdriver arrives.
  4. Pensaaa thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 28, 2019

    Screwdriver arrived. Disconnected the battery, reconnected, powered on and no luck - still ghosting and still the white bar
    Disconnected battery + video cable, reseated, plugged battery back in, still no luck.
    Cleaned the video cable connector with some isopropyl alcohol and reconnected. No luck.


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