Macbook 13" Unibody Screen Replacement Help (Model A1278)

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  1. dmw16, Jan 11, 2014
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2014

    dmw16 macrumors regular

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    I am attempting to fix a broken LCD screen for a friend in an A1278 13" Macbook.

    I ordered the LCD from iFixIt and installed it. However, upon boot up I get the grey screen with the Apple Logo, the Grey Pinwheel, and a Progress bar. The Progress bar progresses about 1/10 of the way, pauses, then goes away leaving just the still spinning grey pinwheel.

    The grey pinwheel will spin forever so far as I can tell (I've left it overnight).

    A few notes:
    * I've tried two LCD cables. Neither worked.
    * The iSight camera fell out at first, I think I hooked it up properly. If I did't would that cause this issue?

    Thanks in advance.

    More Info:
    * I checked the hard drive, everything seems properly connected. Other than the LCD the macbook was working prior to disassembly.
    * I put the original LCD back in and the issue seems to persist.
     
  2. g4manimac macrumors 6502

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    Sounds more like a hard drive problem to me because if you can clearly see the apple logo with no distortions on the screen the lcd is likely good to go and I would check all the hard drive connections and if you have one try a different hard drive or boot it in target disc mode if you have another mac and the right cables.
     
  3. dmw16 thread starter macrumors regular

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    It doesn't get to the point of responding to any of the keyboard commands as far as target disk mode, etc. Maybe I'll toss in an OS X disc and see what happens? I will also check the hard drive cable.

    Thanks.

    Please keep the ideas coming. This repair is for a non-profit group my wife works with and I'd really like to get them this "new" computer.
     

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