Backlight doesn't work

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by bals2walskipper, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. bals2walskipper macrumors newbie

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    this is my first time posting,so my bad if i do anything wrong.
    My backlight doesn't work when i tilt the screen less than 90 degrees. is there anything i can do besides take it to the apple store? I'd rather my dad didn't find out
     
  2. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

    NewMacbookPlz

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    Sep 28, 2008
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    Hit up www.ifixit.com for a disassembly guide.

    Since it's angle dependent, it sounds like either a loose connection or possibly a cracked ribbon cable for the backlight inverter. If you're unsure if the issue is the backlight, or just the screen in general, there may also a separate cable for the video signal (not sure, haven't looked).
     
  3. l.a.rossmann macrumors 65816

    l.a.rossmann

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    Why are you afraid of your dad finding out? Those ribbons are poorly placed and often have poor slack & poor construction. You did nothing wrong.

    Take it to the apple store.
     
  4. MarkCooz macrumors 6502a

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    buy an inverter with the cable. just in case. it's not too hard to replace it. it took me about 20 minutes to take out and 5 min to put in...
    and everything took about 45-50 min.

    just be patient
     

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