MacBook display intermittently breaks

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jc1983, Aug 30, 2010.

  1. jc1983 macrumors newbie

    Aug 30, 2010
    Hello everyone

    I have a macbook pro (identifier MacBookPro5,1) which I have been happily using for about 18 months, however recenly the screen has been acting up. It will occasionally display lines one pixel wide, but over the whole screen (it's quite difficult to describe so I've attached a photo). This happens seemingly out of the blue, probably once every few hours of normal use, and the only way I've been able to get it to go away is to close the laptop, then open it again - sometimes it only takes a few goes for this fix to work, sometimes a a lot. Does anyone have any idea about what this might be?

    Thanks in advance


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  2. FuNGi macrumors 65816


    Feb 26, 2010
    As I've recently had two logic board replacements, an LCD replacement, and now have a failed backlight - I can presume that there may be several causes for the screen isssues. Hopefully you have Applecare.
  3. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040


    May 20, 2010
    Boulder, CO
    It is likely the lcd cable. This is a common issue. As the screen is opened and put down repeatedly over time, it can wear out the cable, and cause a bad connection.

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