Screen problem

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by LeathaLurker, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. LeathaLurker macrumors newbie

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    There is a portion in the middle of my screen that is about 1/5th the width that shows either blinking blue lines or just a black bar, when i push in on the screen or twist it a little, it goes away...could this be due to a bad connection? So would I just have to unscrew the back and fiddle with the connector?
     
  2. Mal macrumors 603

    Mal

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    Either a bad/poorly attached cable or a bad LCD panel. You can mess with the cable if you're out of warranty and not squeamish about getting into electronics, but it's not a simple procedure. Make sure you have a good walkthrough and the right tools, and be very patient and careful if you decide to do it.

    jW
     
  3. Detrius macrumors 68000

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    Based on the symptoms you've described, I'd say bad panel--not cable.
     
  4. LeathaLurker thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well I took the back off and reseated the cable and that didn't help, I dont have the screw driver to take the hinges out, so I'm not sure if its the cable or not...if bending the panel makes it not mess up that does indicate it is a panel problem?
     
  5. dkmlam macrumors newbie

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    I have the exact same problem with my 13" late 2006 MB. Any solutions?

    Every time I put it in my bag and take it out, I have a strip of black and blue pixels that flash.
     
  6. Detrius macrumors 68000

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    Yes, that indicates it's a panel problem.
     

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