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Macbook screen replacement

by gymnastwv

My Problem

My macbook screen started flickering a few weeks ago. The day after the flickering it died. A flashlight revealed that images were still on the screen, there was just no light.

I posted my situation and received a few suggestions. It seemed the best way to go was to replace the inverter and inverter cable. I did this and the problem remained the same.

I did some more research and found that others had posted that a screen replacement was a solution to their similar problem.

My Fix

I decided to try to replace the screen.

I ordered the part here and followed the guide from this site. The detailed guide made the replacement easy!

My Advice

I see this advice often, but it is very good advice: find a way to keep your screws organized. I drew a grid on the sticky side of duct tape and numbered it. I placed the screws on the grid and on a separate piece of paper wrote which number went where on the computer and what step it matched in the ifixit guide.