Macbook 6,1 Screen Going Bad

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by CasuallyAwesome, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. CasuallyAwesome macrumors newbie

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    Of course, 2 weeks after my warrenty ended, when ever the laptop of screen hinge moves the image jumps around the screen alternating bars appear for a couple of seconds... Any guesses on what I'm dealing with and if I can fix it myself?

    Cheers!
     
  2. justperry macrumors 604

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    Seems like a cable connecting the display to the Logic board is the problem.

    I had a similar issue on a Powerbook G3 once, but if I moved it to much the System even crashed.

    You could go to guides on iFixit.com and see if you can exchange such cables yourself.

    Installing MacBook Unibody Model A1342 Display Data/Camera Cable

    Edit: It's quite a bit of work, 4 pages of how to!
     
  3. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040

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    I've done it. It's not easy. Reconnecting the connector on the LCD itself is the hardest part.

    I only did it because I was given a water damaged 2010 MacBook. I took it apart and the display still wouldn't work. Then I took the display apart, cleaned corrosion off the contacts, and put it back together. Voila! It worked! I would recommend giving it a try.
     
  4. justperry macrumors 604

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    Seems to be a few hours job minimum, when I looked at iFixit there are a lot of steps.
    Yours got water damage, this one seems to be a bad connector cable.
     

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