Diagnosing display problems

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by jmack549, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. jmack549 macrumors 6502

    Mar 8, 2007
    So I bought a MBA 1304 from a buddy. He said his LCD went bad and he didn't have the time to deal with it, so I got it for really cheap. However, he said he didn't crack it or anything, it's just black. It works fine if hooked up to an external monitor, I guess I'm just trying to figure out if it's the LCD or the "inverter" or whatever they're called on the MBAs. Any ideas?

  2. jsolares macrumors 6502a

    Aug 8, 2011
    Land of eternal Spring
    if it's the backlight try with a flashlight and see if there's anything on the screen, try looking in ifixit and see if they have any guides for it.
  3. jmack549 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 8, 2007
    Just held it under a really bright lamp and didn't see anything. Is this an indication that it's the LCD? I see they're not that expensive, I can still come out ahead if that's all it is. I would just hate to buy one and it be something else.

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