Just dropped my Mid 2010 Macbook pro 15-inch 2.53GHz Intel Core i5 HELP

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    20131208_162922.jpg Hey guys i just dropped my Mid 2010 Macbook pro 15-inch 2.53GHz Intel Core i5 and all the white color or at least most of it is purple. I was wondering if someone could help me out and maybe figure out what it is i would really appreciate it. And also how much the cost would be.

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  2. Silverrune macrumors regular

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    I am assuming you are talking about the screen, and when it changes colours after a drop, it's probably toast.
     
  3. damiant92 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    the whole screen? or the whole computer? the white part is what changes purple. How much is a new screen?
     
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    Uh oh. That repair will not be cheap!

    Unfortunately, I don't think apple care covers accidental damage on MacBooks.

    One idea (not the cheapest) would be to take it to an Apple store. Be sure to make an appointment online! They will probably charge you a lot.

    If not, maybe you can sell it and make some money and buy a new one.

    I'm sure that there are better options that save you more money, but that is likely what I would do.
     
  5. Silverrune macrumors regular

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    The screen. Macbook displays are expensive.

    Edit: What Andrew Said.
     
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    Next macbook you get, or if you fix this one, pay $100 and something bucks and get a full coverage insurance.

    Definitely helped me when I dropped mine.
     
  8. Silverrune macrumors regular

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    You haven't clarified what turned purple. If it was the screen you need to replace the screen.
     
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    Odd colors on the screen could be a failed screen, I suppose.
    But, you said you dropped your MBPro - so it's also very possible that the video connector (the internal LVDS cable connecting the display panel to the logic board) may be partially dislodged.
    Replacing the LCD panel will be expensive, so it will be worth your time (and money) to take to an authorized repair shop, where they can run the clamshell utility, which tests the integrity of the video connection (among other tests). Unless the LCD panel is obviously damaged, they may find out that the LVDS cable just needs to be reseated.
     
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    Thanks for your response. It slid off my bed which isnt that high so it may be that connectivity issue. As for the purple/pink lines, the run up and down the whole screen wherever there is white, so like the side of browser has the purple/pink steaks. It had like a 2 foot fall so i didnt think it was that bad. If its a new screen and i replace it myself how much would that run me?
     
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    ive added a photo idk if you can see what i see though
     
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    You have to take a photo with your camera...
     
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    Did it impact on the floor right speaker side or left?
     
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    Is there supposed to be something wrong with the picture that you attached?
    I don't see any strange colors (other than a Firefox theme that I would not use)

    If that's a screen shot, then that wouldn't show hardware problems.
    You have to actually take a picture of the screen with a camera, and then attach the photo file.
     
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    yeah it fell on the speaker corner i believe. i uploaded the wrong photo my fault here is another one. 20131208_162922.jpg
     
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    If the display is broken then you can buy a new LCD for about $100 on eBay. Do a search for A1286 screen and pick the 15 inch version. You will need to follow the guide on iFixit.

    If it is the cable or the motherboard that is broken, then you will have to find the replacement on eBay.
     
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    It could be the cable harness dislodged, or if you're really unlucky the board is cracked. I would open it up and check before buying the new panel.
     
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    gav would i be able to see that cable harness by just taking the back cover off?
     
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    Unplug and replug, use a magnifying glass to check whether there's any cracks in the logic board area around it. No harm in swabbing the connector itself with isopropyl but you will have to let it dry for at least half hour before reconnecting it. Impatient you wait ten minutes and use a hair dryer on low heat :D
     
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    alright im goin out to get a small screw driver and throw an update on here. Hopefully its the cable :cool: Thanks
     
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    It would be a really good idea to unplug your battery connector while you’re poking around in there.
     
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    im not too techy so idk about that. is it easy to reconnect and disconnect the battery connector? And im assuming itll be where the charger is located ;)
     
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    Correct lol, read the first pages of the manual. If no anti static strap use a radiator pipe to ground yourself!

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    It's all in the PDF!
     

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