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Ok, so after dealing with this exact issue for almost a month now (pink lines on white, green on black), with the only short fix being to press behind the left shift key, I have come up with a simple solution that may help a lot of people with this.
 
After taking off the under/back cover and keeping the computer on (as to see the pink lines) I touched different spots to confirm where to pressure needed to be to get rid of the issue. I also notice that if I plug my computer into my TV via HDMI, the screen issue doesn't transfer to my TV, so I knew it couldn't be some hardware issue, but instead had to be some connection issue to my computer screen. Why, then does the pressure "work" to solve it? Well, turns out that behind the motherboard there is some loose connection going on here, and pressing on that point completes the connection that is either loose, or has lost it effectiveness somehow.
 
So then, there are some ways to approach this:
 
1. send it to Apple
 
2. take off the motherboard, and fix the connection yourself
 
or...
 
3. just tape a few folded up pieces of electrical tape under that exact spot, and then put your cover back on so that the pressure is kept on this spot (completing the loose connection) thus solving the issue.
 
This seems to be the best way to fix this without spending money and time. My MacBook is a 2010 model, so I don't see the point in spending a lot of money on repair, or risk going under the motherboard and start soldering this since I am not an electronics pro. Just use something nonconductive like electrical tape so that you don't short circuit your board. Also, I've seen some people suggest taping something like a penny on the outside (under the computer) case but that wasn't as effective as putting tape inside, and seems to only work for an hour or so. It's less direct pressure and isn't as good at applying the needed pressure.
This seems to be the best way to fix this without spending money and time. My MacBook is a 2010 model, so I don't see the point in spending a lot of money on repair, or risk going under the motherboard and start soldering this since I am not an electronics pro. Just use something nonconductive like electrical tape so that you don't short circuit your board. Also, I've seen some people suggest taping something like a penny on the outside (under the computer) case but that wasn't as effective as putting tape inside, and seems to only work for an hour or so. It's less direct pressure and isn't as good at applying the needed pressure.

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Ok, so after dealing with this exact issue for almost a month now (pink lines on white, green on black), with the only short fix being to press behind the left shift key, I have come up with a simple solution that may help a lot of people with this.
 
After taking off the under/back cover and keeping the computer on (as to see the pink lines) I touched different spots to confirm where to pressure needed to be to get rid of the issue. I also notice that if I plug my computer into my TV via HDMI, the screen issue doesn't transfer to my TV, so I knew it couldn't be some hardware issue, but instead had to be some connection issue to my computer screen. Why, then does the pressure "work" to solve it? Well, turns out that behind the motherboard there is some loose connection going on here, and pressing on that point completes the connection that is either loose, or has lost it effectiveness somehow.
 
So then, there are some ways to approach this:
 
1. send it to Apple
 
2. take off the motherboard, and fix the connection yourself
 
or...
 
3. just tape a few folded up pieces of electrical tape under that exact spot, and then put your cover back on so that the pressure is kept on this spot (completing the loose connection) thus solving the issue.
 
This seems to be the best way to fix this without spending money and time. My MacBook is a 2010 model, so I don't see the point in spending a lot of money on repair, or gorisk going under the motherboard and start soldering this since I am not a hardwarean electronics pro. Just use something nonconductive like electrical tape so that you don't short circuit your board.
This seems to be the best way to fix this without spending money and time. My MacBook is a 2010 model, so I don't see the point in spending a lot of money on repair, or gorisk going under the motherboard and start soldering this since I am not a hardwarean electronics pro. Just use something nonconductive like electrical tape so that you don't short circuit your board.

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Edit by: buckleyjpn74 ,

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Ok, so after dealing with this exact issue for almost a month now (pink lines on white, green on black), with the only short fix being to press behind the left shift key, I have come up with a simple solution that may help a lot of people with this.
 
After taking off the under/back cover and keeping the computer on (as to see the pink lines) I touched different spots to confirm where to pressure needneeded to be. Whybe to get rid of the issue. I also notice that if I plug my computer into my TV via HDMI, the screen issue doesn't transfer to my TV, so I knew it couldn't be some hardware issue, but instead had to be some connection issue to my computer screen. Why, then does the pressure "work" to solve it? Well, turns out that behind the motherboard there is some loose connection going on here, and pressing on that point completes the connection that is either loose, or has lost it effectiveness somehow.
After taking off the under/back cover and keeping the computer on (as to see the pink lines) I touched different spots to confirm where to pressure needneeded to be. Whybe to get rid of the issue. I also notice that if I plug my computer into my TV via HDMI, the screen issue doesn't transfer to my TV, so I knew it couldn't be some hardware issue, but instead had to be some connection issue to my computer screen. Why, then does the pressure "work" to solve it? Well, turns out that behind the motherboard there is some loose connection going on here, and pressing on that point completes the connection that is either loose, or has lost it effectiveness somehow.
 
So then, there are some ways to approach this:
 
1. send it to Apple
 
2. take off the motherboard, and fix the connection yourself
 
or...
 
3. just tape a few folded up pieces of electrical tape under that exact spot, and then put your cover back on so that the pressure is kept on this spot (completing the loose connection) thus solving the issue.
 
This seems to be the best way to fix this without spending money and time. My MacBook is a 2010 model, so I don't see the point in spending a lot of money on repair, or go under the motherboard and start soldering this since I am not a hardware pro. Just use something nonconductive like electrical tape so that you don't short circuit your board.

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Edit by: buckleyjpn74 ,

Text:

Ok, so after dealing with this exact issue for almost a month now (pink lines on white, green on black), with the only short fix isbeing to press behind the left shift key, I have come up with a simple solution that may help a lot of people with this.
Ok, so after dealing with this exact issue for almost a month now (pink lines on white, green on black), with the only short fix isbeing to press behind the left shift key, I have come up with a simple solution that may help a lot of people with this.
 
After taking off the under/back cover and keeping the computer on (as to see the pink lines) I touched different spots to confirm where to pressure need to be. Why, then does the pressure "work" to solve it? Well, turns out that behind the motherboard there is some loose connection going on here, and pressing on that point completes the connection that is either loose, or has lost it effectiveness somehow.
 
So then, there are some ways to approach this:
 
1. send it to Apple
 
2. take off the motherboard, and fix the connection yourself
 
or...
 
3. just tape a few folded up pieces of electrical tape under that exact spot, and then put your cover back on so that the pressure is kept on this spot (completing the loose connection) thus solving the issue.
 
This seems to be the best way to fix this without spending money and time. My MacBook is a 2010 model, so I don't see the point in spending a lot of money on repair, or go under the motherboard and start soldering this since I am not a hardware pro. Just use something nonconductive like electrical tape so that you don't short circuit your board.

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Ok, so after dealing with this exact issue for almost a month now (pink lines on white, green on black), with the only short fix is to press behind the left shift key, I have come up with a simple solution that may help a lot of people with this.

After taking off the under/back cover and keeping the computer on (as to see the pink lines) I touched different spots to confirm where to pressure need to be.  Why, then does the pressure "work" to solve it? Well, turns out that behind the motherboard there is some loose connection going on here, and pressing on that point completes the connection that is either loose, or has lost it effectiveness somehow.

So then, there are some ways to approach this:

1. send it to Apple

2. take off the motherboard, and fix the connection yourself

or...

3. just tape a few folded up pieces of electrical tape under that exact spot, and then put your cover back on so that the pressure is kept on this spot (completing the loose connection) thus solving the issue.

This seems to be the best way to fix this without spending money and time. My MacBook is a 2010 model, so I don't see the point in spending a lot of money on repair, or go under the motherboard and start soldering this since I am not a hardware pro. Just use something nonconductive like electrical tape so that you don't short circuit your board.

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