Coffee Damage on MacBook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by d88co88, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. d88co88 macrumors 6502

    d88co88

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    Unfortunately, one of my relatives spilled coffee on their unibody MacBook Pro. Specs:

    15" MacBook Pro
    2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    4GB Ram
    Antiglare Standard res screen (1440x900)

    She brought it to a repair shop where they took it apart, cleaned, and let the internals dry. After a week, she brought it to me, who powered it up and it worked!! Here's the problem: the screen works but doesn't work. The repair place replaced the LVDS cable, but that didn't do anything. Stuff shows up on the screen when I shine a light up to it, so is it possible that the liquid shorted out the backlight or something? Any help is appreciated, thanks!
     
  2. DustinT macrumors 68000

    DustinT

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    Yup, the backlight circuit isn't working... check ifixit.com for parts. You're probably looking for a power supply system.
     
  3. marc11 macrumors 68000

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    Bring it back to the repair place and ask them what exactly did they fix for the money you paid, because clearly it isn't fixed.
     

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