Late 2008 MacBook screen issues

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Paquis, Nov 11, 2013.

  1. Paquis macrumors newbie

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    I have a Late 2008 MacBook with 8GB of memory installed and a 500GB hard drive I installed last year. Over the 5 years I have owned it, this computer has received pretty heavy use and has been lugged all over the place.

    The problem is with the screen. When I start the machine, black colors have a red pixelly 'shadow' to them, Finder alternates blue and white lines and I get a turquoisy blue on a number of other screens. I have installed no new programs or hardware int he last 10 months.

    I have played with the colors but it doesn't really fix the problem.

    Other than that, the MacBook works fine and I can access all my programs as well as the internet. However, the screen problems make programs such as Photoshop effectively unusable.

    Is this my screen beginning to fail after 5 years of heavy use or is there a fix that I am unaware of?
     
  2. brdeveloper macrumors 68020

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    If the color problem happens with external displays it can have something to do with video card's BGA soldering. There are tutorials for re-soldering at home applying some kind of heating over the video's IC, but I would take it to a laptop repair shop. They'll charge you around $100-200, but at least you'll get some kind of warranty. Other possibility is a problem with connectors.
     

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