Macbook 13" Liquid Damage. Need LVDS cable

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  1. socalfate macrumors newbie

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    I have a Macbook 13" unibody model number: A1278 with liquid damage. About 6 months ago I knocked a bottle of water over on my keyboard. I quickly unplugged the computer, and let dry. 3 days later the computer turned back on and worked fine for about 4 months. The computer display would then not turn on at all unless I opened and shut the screen once or twice to get a display light and the screen to work. After about 2 weeks of that, the screen did not come on at all whether I opened and closed the display a few times or not. I took my MB to bestbuy geek squad which sent out to Apple for repairs. Apple then contacted me saying that there was liquid damage and it could not be replaced. Apple claims there is liquid damage to the logic board and LCD assembly. The estimated repair cost is 2,154.90 which is obviously not even the price of the computer. Apple claims I need a new logic board and LVDS cable. When I power on my computer, I hear it starting up and hear the start up chime. If I wait for the computer to start up, enter my password and push enter the computer keyboard functions work (caps lock, volume, ect) as if the computer has started normally but with no display. If I insert a cd into the computer, it plays. The only problem I see is the display screen not working. I am not sure if I need a logic board replacement or not. I'm thinking I only need the LVDS cable replacement for the screen to work again. I have looked online and couldn't find a LVDS cable for my specific model (A1278). Any advice or help would be great.

    Thanks,
    Matt :apple:
     
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