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Original post by: Frank Furter ,


Backlight dead and something fried on the mainboard - Please help!



i desperately hope to find some help here.

While changing the Display on a MacBook I accidently damaged and shorted two of the four cables coming from the mainboard to the inverter board. It took a few seconds for me to mention - long enough though to fry something on the mainboard resulting in the backlight not working anymore. I took a picture of it and uploaded it here:

You will notice the area on the right of the "BKLGHT" label burned. This picture is taken after cleaning the area with alcohol. It looked a lot worse before.

Could anybody please tell me how to fix this? Also knowing what kind of component was there before it fried or the schematics of that particular area would help a lot.

Thank you so much!


MacBook Core Duo