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

Syafka

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May 22, 2016
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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?

Thanks.

Mark
 

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snaky69

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Mar 14, 2008
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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?

Thanks.

Mark
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.
 

Syafka

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May 22, 2016
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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.
 

Samuelsan2001

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Oct 24, 2013
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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.
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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