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Hey all![br]
So.. about a year ago I placed my laptop down on a table. There was a small drop of water that I thought nothing of. However I hadn’t realised that one of the macbook pro’s feet had fallen off.[br]
-As soon as I placed the laptop down - the screen went black. The LCD connector sits right below the foot opening so I imagine I was just incredibly unlucky and this drop of water made contact there… The computer works perfectly through external display and I’ve been running it this way for the past year.[br]
+As soon as I placed the laptop down - the screen went black. I still get an image when shining light through the logo. The LCD connector sits right below the foot opening so I imagine I was just incredibly unlucky and this drop of water made contact there… The computer works perfectly through external display and I’ve been running it this way for the past year.[br]
I have a bit more time on my hands at the moment so decided to take the computer apart to see if there was an easy fix. I have attached some photos.
You can see there has been some water contact (image 03) but all the pins for the LCD connector on the logic board look undamaged, and it seems the only damage is to the pin on the end of the LCD cable, and perhaps the same area inside the connector (again see photos).[br]
I am quite happy using the computer with external LCD but wanted some opinions on whether there might be a quick easy fix to get the internal screen back to life.
I studied computing at uni so am not a stranger to fixing tech but have never attempted soldering on this tiny scale..![br]
Thanks so much and hope you’re all well![br]
James
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Device:

MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2010

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Edit by: James Vine ,

Title:

LCD Connector One Pin Broken...

Text:

Hey all![br]
-[br]
So.. about a year ago I placed my laptop down on a table. There was a small drop of water that I thought nothing of. However I hadn’t realised that one of the macbook pro’s feet had fallen off.[br]
-[br]
As soon as I placed the laptop down - the screen went black. The LCD connector sits right below the foot opening so I imagine I was just incredibly unlucky and this drop of water made contact there… The computer works perfectly through external display and I’ve been running it this way for the past year.[br]
-[br]
I have a bit more time on my hands at the moment so decided to take the computer apart to see if there was an easy fix. I have attached some photos.
You can see there has been some water contact (image 03) but all the pins for the LCD connector on the logic board look undamaged, and it seems the only damage is to the pin on the end of the LCD cable, and perhaps the same area inside the connector (again see photos).[br]
-[br]
I am quite happy using the computer with external LCD but wanted some opinions on whether there might be a quick easy fix to get the internal screen back to life.
I studied computing at uni so am not a stranger to fixing tech but have never attempted soldering on this tiny scale..![br]
-[br]
Thanks so much and hope you’re all well![br]
-[br]
James
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[image|2109931]
[image|2109935]
[image|2109936]
[image|2109938]
[image|2109939]
[image|2109933]

Device:

MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2010

Status:

open

Original post by: James Vine ,

Title:

LCD Connector One Pin Broken...

Text:

Hey all![br]

[br]

So.. about a year ago I placed my laptop down on a table. There was a small drop of water that I thought nothing of. However I hadn’t realised that one of the macbook pro’s feet had fallen off.[br]

[br]

As soon as I placed the laptop down - the screen went black. The LCD connector sits right below the foot opening so I imagine I was just incredibly unlucky and this drop of water made contact there… The computer works perfectly through external display and I’ve been running it this way for the past year.[br]

[br]

I have a bit more time on my hands at the moment so decided to take the computer apart to see if there was an easy fix. I have attached some photos.

You can see there has been some water contact (image 03) but all the pins for the LCD connector on the logic board look undamaged, and it seems the only damage is to the pin on the end of the LCD cable, and perhaps the same area inside the connector (again see photos).[br]

[br]

I am quite happy using the computer with external LCD but wanted some opinions on whether there might be a quick easy fix to get the internal screen back to life.

I studied computing at uni so am not a stranger to fixing tech but have never attempted soldering on this tiny scale..![br]

[br]

Thanks so much and hope you’re all well![br]

[br]

James

[image|2109931]

[image|2109935]

[image|2109936]

[image|2109938]

[image|2109939]

[image|2109933]

Device:

MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2010

Status:

open