Am I going CRAZY or what?!

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by kennethdorman, Oct 18, 2014.

  1. kennethdorman macrumors newbie

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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
     
  2. Mrbobb, Oct 18, 2014
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    Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    So it only happens to the external connection?
     
  3. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

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    Take it in to an :apple: store and see if they will look at it with you?
     
  4. kennethdorman thread starter macrumors newbie

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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????
     
  5. kennethdorman thread starter macrumors newbie

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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.
     
  6. Dweez macrumors 65816

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    As in the laptop screen still appears dim? Are you able to dim it completely using the brightness controls?
     
  7. kennethdorman thread starter macrumors newbie

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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.
     

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