Aluminum MacBook - screen flickers when moved/angled

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  1. Queen of Spades macrumors 68030

    Queen of Spades

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    I'm trying to help my roommate with her MacBook.

    She has a 2008 Aluminum MacBook, the standard 2.0Ghz model. Occasionally when she moves the screen or tries to angle it, it flickers. This doesn't happen every time.

    I honestly haven't tinkered with any Mac laptops once the unibodies came out, so I am hoping someone can shed some light, give some advice, and maybe throw out some ideas for repairs.

    She doesn't have a lot of money, so any frugal solutions are appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. Jason Beck macrumors 68000

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    The little display connector wire can become loose and cause this. You have to have someone open it up and fix it. Or go to ifixit.com and find a teardown guide. Check all the connectors.
     
  3. Queen of Spades thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Thank you for the response. I am savvy enough to follow the ifixit guide and check the connections.

    If anyone has any other ideas, let me know. I will give this a go tomorrow and report back.
     
  4. marsmissions macrumors 6502

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    Did you buy apple care? If not you MAY still have the standard 1 year warrantee on it. If it does, just take it in because doing it yourself may void your warrantee.
     
  5. Queen of Spades thread starter macrumors 68030

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    No, it doesn't have Apple Care on it. That's the only reason I am trying to help her get it fixed/diagnosed here.
     
  6. celticpride678

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    You can still go to the Apple Store and have them get an opinion on it for free.
     

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