Display backlighting went out once...now back again
Today as I was working something happened. I had turned the display brightness to 100% for about 5 mins or so when the light suddenly went out.
I tried to connect an external monitor and it was working. Then I took a flashlight and pointed it directly to the display.I found that the display is OK, but the lights were still out. The Apple logo on the lid was off as well. I was very upset and I left it like that wondering what could be done and was gone for about 10 mins or so. When I came back , lo and behold ... the light had come back on .
However, now I fear that it might happen again! So what do you think, what could be the problem, the inverter board or the display CCFL?
I stay in India, hence if I have to order for a component, and if it is not the faulty one, chances are less that I would get to return it back and order the correct component.
So please help me, ifixit ... I know you are the only one who actually could do so ...
Many thanks in advance,
Since you could see the desktop with a flashlight, I would suspect the inverter board. You might want to keep one on hand in case it goes out under load again. Here's the fast method for fixing it: Repairing MacBook Core 2 Duo Installing LCD & Inverter (fast method) A1181
Here's the part: MacBook Pro 15" (Models A1150/A1211) Display Inverter
A bad inverter board can cause a dead backlight — 8 available at 69.95 each.