Suspect Bad Inverter, Seeking Second Opinion

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by thepandaexpress, Dec 11, 2008.

  1. thepandaexpress macrumors newbie

    Dec 11, 2008
    Hardware: white macbook circa 2006, just finished replacing HDD and cracked screen

    Problem: Upon power up, the new screen turns on, then two seconds later it seemingly turns off. If I close the lid for a few seconds and then reopen it, the screen comes back on and then shuts off another two seconds later. If I close the lid and then open it slightly ajar, the same thing happens. This makes me think that the problem is not related to twisting/improperly positioned cables.

    I tried booting from a Leopard DVD (no original Macbook restore discs on hand). Sometimes a ghosted image will appear if I do the open/close technique described above, and sometimes the screen will show activity without the backlight. Usually the image will become ghosted shortly after showing activity.

    I have tried this with battery in, out, and battery power only to no avail.

    I am suspecting that the inverter is junked, from what I have gleaned by reading these forums. Anyone want to offer their two cents?

    Thanks in advance!
  2. shady825 macrumors 68000


    Oct 8, 2008
    Area 51
    Is it possible your screen isnt connected 100%? Just a guess.. Other than that i really dont know. Sorry

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