Am I going CRAZY or what?!

kennethdorman

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Nov 23, 2013
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So I went to sleep last night and when I woke up this morning my MacBook Air (A1466) had a extremely dim screen. No amount of tinkering will brighten the screen. So far I have reset the PRAM and also the SMC to no avail. So I thought it is time for a factory reset being all my files are backed up. Well to my surprise when booting holding option key and connected to my TV I get a scrambled screen that is white, grey and green! What the heck happened MacRumors? Did I do something? There was no liquid spilled nor am I in a moist environment. I hope some one can help me with this as my warranty has expired last month and Apple wants 20 dollars just to speak to some one about the issue. I am lost.....:(
Here are some photos of the scrambled screen. Please keep in mind the laptop boots fine into OSX it just has no back-light. And the scrambled screen only pops up when in recovery or safe mode.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/oiatxxrm1xv6yfk/2014-10-18 16.03.00.jpg?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/mkd7tnuw7o0vxrp/2014-10-18 16.03.22.jpg?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/kugyct8uwdc1411/2014-10-18 16.05.15.jpg?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ohj0jialucgean9/2014-10-18 16.05.27.jpg?dl=0
 

kennethdorman

macrumors newbie
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Nov 23, 2013
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I only get the distorted screen when booting into recovery or safe-mode. Otherwise it boots fine into the OS. What would be causing this????
 

kennethdorman

macrumors newbie
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Nov 23, 2013
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***update***

After a fresh install of Yosemite, the laptop came out of its funk. The screen is still a NO GO though.
 

kennethdorman

macrumors newbie
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Nov 23, 2013
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No matter where the brightness is adjusted to it does not effect the built in display. I have came to the conclusion that the WLED driver is out. I will keep everyone updated as I know more as I am shipping it off today.