Late 2008 Macbook No Backlight with new inverter

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Stevo B, Sep 1, 2009.

  1. Stevo B macrumors newbie

    Jan 19, 2009
    Found a macbook on the cheap. It boots and works via external monitor but the screen has no backlight. I've tried a couple inverters that I know to be good. When I first tried to change out the inverter it showed light for about a second then went blank. Now nothing at all. What should I look into yet?
  2. chscag macrumors 68030


    Feb 17, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    Might be a bad backlight. You could actually change a backlight yourself if you're up to it. However, if you're not, it's best to purchase a new display instead.

    Here's a good place to go for parts and step by step instructions on how to replace a display.

  3. Stevo B thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 19, 2009
    Thanks, I didn't realize that the lamp was replaceable. Well I guess it isn't supposed to be. I'll try that next. Many thanks.

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