Unibody Aluminum Macbook (Late 2008) Screen Issues

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

  1. regazzoitaliano macrumors newbie

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    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

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    Either the graphics chip has failed or there is a loose connection.
     
  3. chill. macrumors 6502

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

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    sounds like you've got a bad connection between the graphics chip and lcd
     
  5. regazzoitaliano thread starter macrumors newbie

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    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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