replacing a 13.3 Macbook inverter cable

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Dr. Inspector, Feb 1, 2010.

  1. Dr. Inspector macrumors newbie

    Feb 1, 2010
    So my LCD backlight just randomly (and cruelly) went out one day. I'm not quite sure why as I didn't drop or abuse the computer in any way, but I did my best to test the problem. After popping off the hinge cover, I discovered that if I jiggled the inverter cable and made sure the screen was positioned just right, the light would come back , if only fleetingly. However, it seems those makeshift tricks no longer work. I tried replacing the inverter itself, but that didn't help, so my next step is replacing the inverter cable. Unforunately, I've scoured the internet trying to find a guide or a video showing me how to do this, and I've been unsuccessful.

    Does anyone know where I can snag one...or would anyone be kind enough to provide me with their own step-by-step anaylsis? :D
  2. dandaman2 macrumors regular

    Aug 18, 2008
    This seems a bit obvious, but was it not on iFixit? try one of their full tear-downs.
  3. Dr. Inspector thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 1, 2010
    I did search there, but perhaps not hard enough. I'll head back and be more diligent.
  4. Dr. Inspector thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 1, 2010
    I can't find any teardowns for my particular laptop. Any other suggestions?

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