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MacBook screen stays black

Hello i have a black 2007 black macbook that i recently started having issues with. The computer was running ok but one day it was sitting on a shelf and fell off. When I started the computer up after the fall I had to apply pressure to the screen to get it to turn on. After awhile the screen would not stay on it would fuzz out, if I applied pressure to the screen it owuld come back but immediately fade to black again. I thought the issue was a bad lcd so i replaced that, but it did not fix the problem, I had a working lcd but no backlight. Thinking the inverter was bad I then replaced it, but this had no effect either. The last thing i replaced on the computer was the logic board but this did not fix the problem also. The computer does work on an external monitor, and what i have noticed is that when I plug the vga cord into the computer the screen will display a picture but then goes black right away, it does the same thing when I unplug the vga also. The only thing I have left to change is the inverter cable, but I am not sure if this is the problem as the display does come on and off when plugging in the vga.

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Yea I was thinking with the VGA thing there was no way it was the cable guess ill try that and maybe try to return or resell the other parts thanks


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With a fall starting this issue, and with pressure at first being a fix, I would suspect the cable more than the other components... the cable was also easier and cheaper to replace (for future reference start small and inexpensive work to wards larger more expensive if you're playing "guess which piece is broken").

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You may try to replace Inverter Power Cable.

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