Macbook backlight issues

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by WildCard^, Oct 13, 2013.

  1. WildCard^ macrumors regular

    Oct 11, 2013
    I am new to Macbooks, been researching this issue as I have a (new to me) early 2008 that has intermittent video based on how far it is open.

    Research looks to be a cable issue. I ordered the cable.

    I am curious as to if that solves nearly all the issues, or if the inverter board is commonly bad too. Just thinking ahead, as the effort opening and closing the unit and it's 3200 screws seems daunting, I am trying to avoid doing it a few times. :)

  2. l.a.rossmann macrumors 65816


    May 15, 2009
    Is this an A1181 model?

    It can be the inverter cable, the inverter, or the screen.
  3. WildCard^ thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 11, 2013
    Thanks LA. That's right, that is the model. I'll replace the board right away with the cable while I am in there.

    I haven't even priced backlights, can't imagine them too cheap.

    Thanks again!

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