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

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    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

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    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

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

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

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