HELP! Right half of Macbook Pro screen not working!!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by salilsundresh, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. salilsundresh macrumors 6502

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    I had some dirt that had seeped in between the LCD a while ago so I took it apart to clean out. When I put things back together the screen was clean...but right when my Macbook Pro starts booting up exactly half of my screen has colored vertical bars cover the screen (right side)! This does not go away after boot up and plugging in my external monitor doesn't work! Any ideas what the problem is? I was careful about taking things apart and putting them back together following a tutorial but apparently I didn't do something right because it wasn't like this before!
    Specs: Macbook Pro 15" late 2007 2.2ghz
    OS X 10.5.8
    There doesn't appear to be any other issues with my computer after this surgery. I am posting this from my MBP, actually. Picture of the issue attached.

    PS: I took the picture with my iPhone and for some reason it appears upside down in Firefox but not in preview..just FYI
     

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  2. Icy1007 macrumors 6502a

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    Make sure you reconnected the monitor completely to the logic board.
     
  3. jbrenn macrumors 6502a

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    sounds like your video card died. Check the pcie lane width it should be x16
    If it was a problem with the connection i dont see it not allowing a external display not to work.

    In July 2008, NVIDIA publicly acknowledged a higher than normal failure rate for some of their graphics processors due to a packaging defect. At that same time, NVIDIA assured Apple that Mac computers with these graphics processors were not affected. However, after an Apple-led investigation, Apple has determined that some MacBook Pro computers with the NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT graphics processor may be affected. If the NVIDIA graphics processor in your MacBook Pro has failed, or fails within four years of the original date of purchase, a repair will be done free of charge, even if your MacBook Pro is out of warranty.

    What to look for:

    ■Distorted or scrambled video on the computer screen
    ■No video on the computer screen (or external display) even though the computer is on

    Specific products affected:
    ■MacBook Pro 15-inch and 17-inch models with NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT graphics processors
    ■MacBook Pro (17-Inch, 2.4GHz)
    ■MacBook Pro (15-Inch, 2.4/2.2GHz)
    ■MacBook Pro (Early 2008)

    ■These computers were manufactured between approximately May 2007 and September 2008
     
  4. salilsundresh thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Which cable is that? Is it the wide ribbon cable on the right?
     
  5. salilsundresh thread starter macrumors 6502

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    My panel doesn't have that type of cable/connector. It's a late 2007 2.2ghz core 2 duo 15" macbook pro, not a 13".
     
  6. Icy1007 macrumors 6502a

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    It still has a cable/connector. Make sure it's seated properly.
     

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