What part of the screen is causing this problem?

My son brought my old laptop to his cousin's house (not in a laptop bag mind you). He doesn't remember dropping it but now the screen is doing this:

http://flic.kr/p/d2WLyd

Opening and closing the screen doesn't change the pattern (trying to rule out a loose wire).

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This issue is a damaged LCD display. Below is the guide to replacing the LCD display (Assuming your Macbook Pro is a Pre-Unibody model judging by the picture)

MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Models A1226 and A1260 LCD Panel Replacement

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Thanks, new LCD on order!

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I dont think that a loose wire would have that effect. That seems to be a cracked screen.

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The LCD looks perfectly normal when off. Cracked from the inside?

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One of the layers of the lcd screen is most likely cracked. I just searched MBP cracked screen and the images returned look a lot like the issue you have, eg.

http://www.daytonanetworks.com/wp-conten...

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If you want to make sure that the issue is not GPU, cables or connections related, hook it to an external screen.

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