Macbook Unibody Non-Pro Screen Question

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by gt3920, Feb 11, 2010.

  1. gt3920 macrumors newbie

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    I have 1.5" vertical lines coming down my screen. It started off with one and sometimes turns into three. They sometimes go away when i mess with the angle of the screen assembly. I don't want to change the lcd/led screen and thats not the problem. Could it be something wrong in the hinge area? A video connector cable? The only safe way of fixing it was to just change the whole assembly but maybe i can narrow it down.

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  2. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    If it varies with the angle of the screen it could be a couple things:

    1) Loose connector on either end with the screen's ribbon cable.
    2) Damaged ribbon cable.
     
  3. kyzen macrumors regular

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    are those cracks or just smudges on your screen? :eek:
     
  4. iphone1105 macrumors 68020

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    LOL I dont think this is computer error, his screen is indeed shattered. Look at his google search on screen, for info on cracked displays, lol. Dude, they wont replace what you dropped for free, that sucks
     
  5. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    When I read the thread earlier the pic was not loading...now upon seeing it, that definitely looks like impact damage...the cracks seem to suggest that.
     
  6. gt3920 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, the outer panel of the lcd is cracked.
    When i apply pressure to the bottom corner of the entire lcd assembly, it affects the lines(comes on and off)
    So i'm assuming its a loose connection at the end of the ribbon cable.
    Anyone knows where to get any replacement parts?
     
  7. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    Your assumption may not be quite right. The appearance could very well be due to the crack/impact...but you can buy parts from www.ifixit.com to try the cable first.
     

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