Shadows from bottom of screen?

dangerfish

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I've got a lat 2016 13" MBP with TB. I recently started noticing these "shadows" that have appeared at the bottom of the screen. They aren't present on a screen shot; only when looking at the actual display. This is definitely new since upgrading to Mojave but I don't know that I started seeing it right after the upgrade so I don't know if it has anything to do with that. Anyone seen this?
 

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In looking at the tutorial on iFixit, it looks like taking apart the display is pretty tricky and not something I want to attempt. Does anyone know if the display cable can be replaced without disassembling the entire display? This seems like it is the only thing I could attempt to fix myself without needing to take it in to Apple.
https://www.ifixit.com/Store/Mac/MacBook-Pro-13-Inch-Retina-Touch-Bar-Late-2016-2017-Display-Cable/IF123-103-2
Apple will charge you easy 600-700 for screen replacement, I'm not sure you can try, but this model it's terrible to repair
 
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Rather than send it to Apple, if it were me and I didn’t want to attempt it myself, I would send it to Rossman Repair Group or similar. As mentioned above, Apple will be crazy expensive for an OOW repair.
 

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But the question is, where is this cable located? I don't see it mentioned in the iFixit tear down. This part is cheap and it MAY be the issue. If I can easily get to it (without having to take out the entire display), I will probably give it a try. If it doesn't fix the issue, then I'm only out $25.
[doublepost=1541687080][/doublepost]I finally found it mentioned in the iFixit repair guide. Looks easy enough to get to one side of the connector. It is visible when taking off the back plate. But the problem will be getting the other end of the connector snapped on as it looks like it snaps on to the top side of the mother board which means I'd have to take it all the way out (unless I'm missing something) and I don't think I want to do that.
 

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Since it looked too difficult for me to try and swap out that flex cable, I went ahead and took it into the Apple Store to get a quote. $100 labor and $375 flat rate charge to replace the screen. But, since I bought it on my credit card, my 1 year warranty was automatically extended to 2 years. I contacted the credit card company and provided them with the quote. A check for $475 has already been dispatched and I haven't even had the repair yet.