Mid-2012 MBP Screen Blotches

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by SeenJeen, Jun 6, 2016.

  1. SeenJeen macrumors regular

    Jul 16, 2009
    Hi guys,

    Picked up a mid-2012 13" MBP a week ago for my younger brother -- seemed like the computer was in great condition for the price. Ran fine up until a day or two ago.

    Then I started getting the blinking question mark. Opened it up, and saw that the SSD was DUCT TAPED to the chasis! Ordered new screws in.

    I noticed that the display cable was duct taped to the logic board, so I left it... but now I'm getting blotchy LED patterns across the bottom of the screen. I carefully removed the tape but the problem persists.

    Anyone have experience with this? Is the cable damaged? The connector? An issue with the display?

    I'd like to get to the bottom of this before buying parts.

    Thank you!

    PS -- when you're buying a used Mac -- check the internals! :p

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  2. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

    Oct 24, 2013
    yep could be any of those things plus, logic board or graphics issues.
  3. steve23094 macrumors 68020


    Apr 23, 2013

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