Screen has lines/external monitor works - MacBook-Late 2008

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Syafka, May 22, 2016.

  1. Syafka macrumors newbie


    May 22, 2016
    Hi all,

    I have a MacBook Pro 15.4" - Late 2008 which has a distorted display (see attached image) . The screen appears with lines/fuzziness. The MacBook Pro works with an external monitor so the graphics card is ok. Should i replace the screen or is it the inverter? Or is there anything else that could be causing this to happen?



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  2. Fishrrman macrumors G5


    Feb 20, 2009
    Perhaps I'm talking out of turn, but if it's going to cost you more than $200 or so to fix this, it's probably time to be shopping for a new MacBook...
  3. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    A fix is likely more expensive than what the machine is worth. If you can find a display on the cheap that you can test the computer with, you can give it a try but personally I wouldn't put a penny on that machine.
  4. Syafka thread starter macrumors newbie


    May 22, 2016
    That's what I thought too. I fired it up and was looking to use it as a second laptop when traveling but looks like it's headed for the bin now! Thanks for the replies.
  5. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

    Oct 24, 2013
    I wouldn't be too hasty there stick it on eBay or Craig's list someone will give you a few quid for it for parts I expect.

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