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Current version by: oldturkey03 (vote details) ,

Title:

My backlight isn't working! Inverter cable seems fine, now what?

Text:

Intel Macbook from 2008,

OSX 10.6.8 if that helps.

My macbook's backlight recently went out. Last time I had this issue(when I was on 10.5.8), it would flicker on and sometimes stay on for half an hour or so, and the mac store told me it was due to a faulty update. This time around, I was taking it apart anyway to replace a clutch hinge, and noticed there's a frayed white cable on the bottom right hand side of the top casing.... I'm pretty sure this has something to do with the screen, and seeing as how I don't have applecare anymore, I probably need to fix myself. Anyone know how?

Edit: Mayer's guide had a picture with the cable in it, here it is circled. http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w190/tigerstripesk8/maccable.png

Device:

MacBook Core 2 Duo

Status:

open

Accepted Answer:

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Edit by: Kate ,

Title:

My backlight isn't working! Inverter cable seems fine, now what?

Text:

Intel Macbook from 2008,
 
OSX 10.6.8 if that helps.
 
My macbook's backlight recently went out. Last time I had this issue(when I was on 10.5.8), it would flicker on and sometimes stay on for half an hour or so, and the mac store told me it was due to a faulty update. This time around, I was taking it apart anyway to replace a clutch hinge, and noticed there's a frayed white cable on the bottom right hand side of the top casing.... I'm pretty sure this has something to do with the screen, and seeing as how I don't have applecare anymore, I probably need to fix myself. Anyone know how?
 
Edit: Mayer's guide had a picture with the cable in it, here it is circled. http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w190/tigerstripesk8/maccable.png

Device:

MacBook Core 2 Duo

Status:

open

Original post by: Kate ,

Title:

My backlight isn't working! Inverter cable seems fine, now what?

Text:

Intel Macbook from 2008,

OSX 10.6.8 if that helps.

My macbook's backlight recently went out. Last time I had this issue(when I was on 10.5.8), it would flicker on and sometimes stay on for half an hour or so, and the mac store told me it was due to a faulty update. This time around, I was taking it apart anyway to replace a clutch hinge, and noticed there's a frayed white cable on the bottom right hand side of the top casing.... I'm pretty sure this has something to do with the screen, and seeing as how I don't have applecare anymore, I probably need to fix myself. Anyone know how?

Device:

MacBook Core 2 Duo

Status:

open