can apple repair my 2006 macbook's backlight?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by dogboy122, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. dogboy122 macrumors member

    Jul 12, 2012
    I have the white 2006 model, the backlight has been getting worse and worse, and now i can only use the screen when the computer is nearly closed, so could apple repair my laptop?.
  2. AppleFanatic10 macrumors 68030


    Nov 2, 2010
    Encino, CA
    They could, but it would be very pricy. I would suggest that you look on and find a way that you can do it yourself because it would be a lot cheaper that way. :)
  3. broboore, Sep 18, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2012

    broboore macrumors regular


    Feb 13, 2008
    It is possible to fix yourself, but man is it an involved fix. Yes there are guides on ifixit, but be aware that the job takes awhile. Especially if you've never taken a machine apart before.

    Just be careful, go slow, and keep track of every single screw labeling where they go.

    I disassemble machines daily. I had to replace an inverter and a backlight once on a 2007 model. I NEVER want to do it again...:)
  4. DaKKs macrumors 6502

    Aug 15, 2012
    Stockholm, Sweden
    Agreed. They're fairly easy to work with if you dont have to touch the LCD assembly. But if the LCD is buggered its a living hell.

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