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Title:

Screen suddenly freezes then fades to grey then eventually black

Text:

Hello,

I have a MacBook (13-inch, aluminum, late 2008).

A few months ago I started having an issue with the display.

All of sudden, the display freezes and then fades to greyish/bluish then eventually black. During that I can see some sort of scan lines as well. When it's black I still can change brightness of the display by F1/F2. So it's not completely turned off.

It goes back to normal if I play with tilting the display.

Just for a note. A couple of years ago my Macbook was accidentally sunk in water. But when I tore it down and dried everything it worked fine since then (except the battery which I had to replace).

By googling reading some posts here I found out that it might be either inverter board or LVDS/video cable.

I've checked the LVDS/video cable connector to the logic board and it seems fine.

I haven't gone further as I'm not sure what exactly causes the display issue.

Also I'm not sure if I should replace the cable.

Any ideas?

Thank you in advance.

Device:

MacBook Unibody Model A1278

Status:

open

Accepted Answer:

-115288

Edit by: Anton

Title:

Screen suddenly freezes then fades to grey then eventually black

Text:

Hello,

I have a MacBook (13-inch, aluminum, late 2008).

A few months ago I started having an issue with the display.

All of sudden, the display freezes and then fades to greyish/bluish then eventually black. During that I can see some sort of scan lines as well. When it's black I still can change brightness of the display by F1/F2. So it's not completely turned off.

It goes back to normal if I play with tilting the display.

Just for a note. A couple of years ago my Macbook was accidentally sunk in water. But when I tore it down and dried everything it worked fine since then (except the battery which I had to replace).

By googling reading some posts here I found out that it might be either inverter board or LVDS/video cable.

I've checked the LVDS/video cable connector to the logic board and it seems fine.

I haven't gone further as I'm not sure what exactly causes the display issue.

Also I'm not sure if I should replace the cable.

Any ideas?

Thank you in advance.

Device:

MacBook Unibody Model A1278

Status:

open

Accepted Answer:

+115288

Edit by: Anton

Title:

Screen suddenly freezes then fades to grey then eventually black

Text:

Hello,

I have a MacBook (13-inch, aluminum, late 2008).

A few months ago I started having an issue with the display.

All of sudden, the display freezes and then fades to greyish/bluish then eventually black. During that I can see some sort of scan lines as well. When it's black I still can change brightness of the display by F1/F2. So it's not completely turned off.

It goes back to normal if I play with tilting the display.

Just for a note. A couple of years ago my Macbook was accidentally sunk in water. But when I tore it down and dried everything it worked fine since then (except the battery which I had to replace).

By googling reading some posts here I found out that it might be either inverter board or LVDS/video cable.

I've checked the LVDS/video cable connector to the logic board and it seems fine.

I haven't gone further as I'm not sure what exactly causes the display issue.

Also I'm not sure if I should replace the cable.

Any ideas?

Thank you in advance.

Device:

MacBook Unibody Model A1278

Status:

open

Accepted Answer:

-115952

Edit by: Anton

Title:

Screen suddenly freezes then fades to grey then eventually black

Text:

Hello,

I have a MacBook (13-inch, aluminum, late 2008).

A few months ago I started having an issue with the display.

All of sudden, the display freezes and then fades to greyish/bluish then eventually black. During that I can see some sort of scan lines as well. When it's black I still can change brightness of the display by F1/F2. So it's not completely turned off.

It goes back to normal if I play with tilting the display.

Just for a note. A couple of years ago my Macbook was accidentally sunk in water. But when I tore it down and dried everything it worked fine since then (except the battery which I had to replace).

By googling reading some posts here I found out that it might be either inverter board or LVDS/video cable.

I've checked the LVDS/video cable connector to the logic board and it seems fine.

I haven't gone further as I'm not sure what exactly causes the display issue.

Also I'm not sure if I should replace the cable.

Any ideas?

Thank you in advance.

Device:

MacBook Unibody Model A1278

Status:

open

Accepted Answer:

+115952

Original post by: Anton

Title:

Screen suddenly freezes then fades to grey then eventually black

Text:

Hello,

I have a MacBook (13-inch, aluminum, late 2008).

A few months ago I started having an issue with the display.

All of sudden, the display freezes and then fades to greyish/bluish then eventually black. During that I can see some sort of scan lines as well. When it's black I still can change brightness of the display by F1/F2. So it's not completely turned off.

It goes back to normal if I play with tilting the display.

Just for a note. A couple of years ago my Macbook was accidentally sunk in water. But when I tore it down and dried everything it worked fine since then (except the battery which I had to replace).

By googling reading some posts here I found out that it might be either inverter board or LVDS/video cable.

I've checked the LVDS/video cable connector to the logic board and it seems fine.

I haven't gone further as I'm not sure what exactly causes the display issue.

Also I'm not sure if I should replace the cable.

Any ideas?

Thank you in advance.

Device:

MacBook Unibody Model A1278

Status:

open