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Screen Problems, not sure where to look after LCD replacement?

My 15" non-unibody MacBook Pro was acting up for a little while. Flickering screen, then after a day it went black altogether. BUT when i change the brightness the screen gets dimmer/brighter but just no image. I connected it to an external screen, no problems, all working there. Took it to the Apple store and when they turned it on it worked flawless for a couple of minutes but then died again. And they seemed to think that the LCD could be bad but I was out of warranty. So i decided to take it upon myself. Bought an LCD from a legitimate online retailer, fitted it this afternoon and still no joy. Can anybody shed any light on this? Could it be one of the wires to the screen?

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The only video part you did not test is the LVDS (video) cable so replace it and tell us if it worked.

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Thanks for your reply. This is what the Apple report said from the Apple store, whicch i assume doesn't include an LVDS cable test?

The Apple report said -

"Issue:Boot machine, video signal is black, External monitor shows correct signal, can see desktop and meny bar and all data is loading fine. Appears issue is with panel. Reset SMC and PRAM with no change.

Ran GFX tester and once rebooted ran it again, during second run through display came back on. CMR reports originally display went off, and did come back on again, but only for about 10 minutes before reverting to video black"

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They wont check the LVDS cable unless you ask for it and agree to pay the bill. You're better to do it yourself and save that cash.

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