How do you know if your lcd is going out?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by comebackuzi, Jul 17, 2011.

  1. comebackuzi macrumors newbie

    Jul 17, 2011
    hi there, i've been experiencing this annoying problem with my late 2008 unibody macbook, the screen freezes, turns white and pixilates away. i usually have to mess with it to get it to stop, like wiggle it and move it around. but lately its gotten a lot worse and wiggling it simply isn't going to fix the problem. i don't know what to do and don't have any to hardly any money. this computer means an awful lot to me and everything else works great, but this problem with the screen is getting out of hand. do you think its my LCD or perhaps something else internal is causing it? would this be an easy fix for myself to repair? how much do you think a specialist would cost?

    thanks, i totally appreciate any help!
  2. 0007776 Suspended


    Jul 11, 2006
    It's probably the inverter board going out or the connection to the LCD. It's possible to fix yourself and not too expensive to buy the parts, but I don't think it's too easy. Check out ifixit they have good guides and you can see if it's something you are ok with doing yourself. I'm assuming you either didn't buy the extended warranty or it's already expired right?
  3. Detrius macrumors 68000

    Sep 10, 2008
    Asheville, NC
    It's definitely not the inverter; that's not going to cause aberrations. The description does sound like a bad LCD, and if pinching the edges of the display assembly makes a difference, it's definitely the LCD. It could theoretically be the LVDS cable, but it's highly unlikely.

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