Broken MacBook Screen

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by roddenshaw, Dec 14, 2008.

  1. roddenshaw macrumors 6502

    Jun 5, 2006
    Hi all,

    Earlier this year I stupidly stepped on my MacBook and cracked the screen. I subsequently replaced the screen, which worked fine, but as I did a bit of a rush job in replacing it the hinge of the machine didn't sit quite properly thereafter. I used the machine like that for a number of months, but one day decided to try to push the cable that was holding the hinge proud of where it should have been back in with a screwdriver. This wasn't my finest hour, as I didn't switch the machine off (since I wasn't opening it up). To cut a long story short, I short-circuited something with the result that the screen's backlight no longer works.

    I have since replaced the cable that I hit and the inverter board, but the backlight remains dark. This leads me to believe that either the backlight is broken or that there is a problem with the logic board.

    From the experience of forum members, which is most likely? I'll happily replace the screen, but if the logic board needs to be replaced I may as well buy a new machine...
  2. alexprice macrumors 6502a

    Jan 8, 2005
    To me it sounds like the logic board. Its very rare to see a dead CFL bulb.
  3. roddenshaw thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 5, 2006
    That's just the news I didn't want. :)

    Given that the cable I hit was between the logic board and inverter, I suppose it does make sense that it would be the logic board. Ah well.
  4. ReliableCabby macrumors newbie

    Dec 29, 2008
    ok, so i ended up doing the same thing..

    Stepped on it, heard a little crack didn't think anything of it (stupidly).
    Came back to it a few hours later in my day, and now i am typing this with a few very delightful cracks and brown smudges in the top left hand corner :(

    How would i go about getting it fixed? :confused:
  5. Reflow macrumors 68000


    Mar 30, 2005
    You can have TechRestore do it or do it yourself.

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