Broken Backlight

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by roddenshaw, Sep 30, 2008.

  1. roddenshaw macrumors 6502

    Jun 5, 2006
    Hi all,

    I had to replace my MacBook's screen a little while ago after stepping on it. The new screen has been working wonderfully well since, however there was a cable holding part of the hinge open a little (it didn't impede the opening and closing of the lid, it just looked bad). I tried to push it back in this evening and managed to put the screwdriver through it. D'oh! Anyway, it turns out that this cable was for the inverter and so whilst I have a working screen I have no backlight.

    Does anyone know if I can simply replace this cable or if I will need a new inverter?
  2. logana macrumors 65816


    Feb 4, 2006
    If this is the short cable from the logic-board to the inverter then you should be able to just get another one and swap it over. You will have to take the screen off though (and the hinge-cover). The inverter should be fine.

    Just make sure you get the correct cable - the later Santa Rosa/Penryn MacBooks have a different connector on to the logicboard.

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