Macbook 1,1 CCFL backlighting

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by slipper, Mar 22, 2011.

  1. slipper macrumors 68000

    slipper

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    I was reunited with my Macbook today, bought it new then sold it to a friend and bought it back. I have two questions regarding the backlighting.

    1. I noticed the LCD looks a little dim. How difficult would it be to replace the CCFL backlighting?

    2. I prefer the cool look of LED backlighting. Is there a retrofit LED backlight available? From my understanding the LCD is edge-lit from the bottom.

    Thanks
     
  2. eman macrumors 6502a

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    Replace the entire LCD not just the CCFL bulb. I'm sure LED is out if the question, as far as I know.
     
  3. slipper thread starter macrumors 68000

    slipper

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    Why replace the entire LCD when just the backlighting is dull?
     
  4. eman macrumors 6502a

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    LCD's are cheap now and replacing the CCFL is a pain (you still have to remove the LCD and tear the LCD apart).
     

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