Can't Keep my Screen Backlight On

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by d.y.l, Dec 15, 2010.

  1. d.y.l macrumors newbie

    Dec 15, 2010
    Hello, I hope someone can help me.

    I kept my macbook (late 2008) turned on overnight on lowest brightness and when I tried turning the brightness back on this morning, the backlight flashed on for less than a second and then turned off again. Somehow I managed to get it to work, but whenever I move my macbook even slightly the problem reoccurs.

    I've done some research on my problem and I suspect that it's hardware related (maybe the inverter or the inverter cable?), but maybe the LCD itself is broken? Does anyone else have any experience with this?
  2. Detrius macrumors 68000

    Sep 10, 2008
    Asheville, NC
    It could be any of those. It depends on the specific symptoms, but there's some overlap in the symptoms caused by failing parts. Additionally, it could be the logic board. ;)

Share This Page