MacBook Screen Broken (very dim)

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by SJason723, Jun 4, 2008.

  1. SJason723 macrumors newbie

    Jun 4, 2008

    When I turned on my MacBook today, the screen was very dark. The computer is fully functional, but it is very difficult to see anything. It almost appears like the screen is set to a negative filter, with light colors looking dark. I have tried to adjust brightness, colors, display setting etc. I'm assuming the problem is with the connection between the display and the rest of the computer.

    Please help if you have had this problem!

  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    Sounds like the backlight is not coming on. Most likely the backlight itself or the backlight inverter have failed. These can be replaced without replacing the screen itself. If you've got AppleCare (either the machine is under 1 year old or you bought the extension) take it back to Apple and they'll fix it for free. Otherwise you're looking at a bit of a bill, not sure how much, sorry.
  3. perp macrumors newbie

    Apr 2, 2008
    same thing happened to me after a friend of mine dropped a strut bar on it. ****in idiot...
  4. hellomoto4 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 11, 2008
    Yeah just take it back to an Apple store and they'll fix it up for you.
  5. kileyj macrumors newbie

    Feb 1, 2009
    backlight on the MacBook

    How do I know that my screen is as bright as possible? I've not been able to find any info on the control panel. Thanks
  6. JediMeister macrumors 68040

    Oct 9, 2008
    The brightness can be adjusted using the function keys on the keyboard or in the Displays pane of system preferences. It should be the same place you can change the screen resolution.

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