Unibody Aluminum Macbook (Late 2008) Screen Issues

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by regazzoitaliano, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. regazzoitaliano macrumors newbie

    May 12, 2008
    Hi Everyone,
    As you can see in the title, i recently started experiencing issues with the screen on my Macbook. I purchased it on the day of release in 2008 and so far it has been an incredible computer. Whenever I move the screen, some parts of the screen itself will turn white or become color banded, to the point where it becomes unseeable. I woke up the computer from a closed sleep today, and the entire screen was like that, I had to reboot it twice to return it back to normal. I almost think it's a hardware issue as it's directly connected to when I move the screen on the hinge. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
  2. celticpride678

    Feb 15, 2009
    Boston, MA
    Either the graphics chip has failed or there is a loose connection.
  3. chill. macrumors 6502

    Sep 1, 2008
    try connecting to an external monitor and try to reproduce the issue, will help pinpoint where the problem is
  4. alust2013 macrumors 601


    Feb 6, 2010
    On the fence
    sounds like you've got a bad connection between the graphics chip and lcd
  5. regazzoitaliano thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 12, 2008
    Ok great thank you guys, I'll plug it into my screen at home to see the issue. If it is a bad connection, how much would it cost to repair?

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