MacBook backlight problems

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by MrBackpack, Apr 22, 2011.

  1. MrBackpack macrumors newbie

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    I have a 2006-era Black MacBook that, while it's had problems in the past, its been pretty reliable.

    But lately it developed the tendency for the backlight to not come on after I close the lid and it take me messing around with the angle of the screen for it to come on.

    what's going on?
     
  2. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040

    AlphaDogg

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    The part of the computer that controls the LCD backlight is called the inverter. It turns DC power from the battery into AC power that the CCFL backlight needs to function. The cable connecting the LCD to the inverter or the cable that connects the inverter to the logic board probably has a short in it. You may also need a new inverter.
     
  3. MrBackpack thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ... and about how much is that going to cost?
     
  4. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040

    AlphaDogg

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    An inverter will be about $30. I have a spare one. PM me and we can arrange something.
     
  5. MrBackpack, Apr 22, 2011
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2011

    MrBackpack thread starter macrumors newbie

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    will do.

    how hard is it to fix?

    EDIT: I guess I'm retarded and can't figure out how to IM
     
  6. MrBackpack thread starter macrumors newbie

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    or I could just read the FAQ and find out that I need 5 posts to send an IM
     

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