Mid 2010 Model A1278 / 2.4 or 2.66 GHz Core 2 Duo processor

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MacBook Pro Screen is black after restart - external monitor works

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I have a unique and frustrating situation. I just moved to South Korea on Wednesday and last night (Sunday) I decided it would be a good idea to restart my mac as it sometimes gets bogged down by all of the applications I am running. After the restart, the screen would not turn back on. The computer is running fine otherwise - I confirmed this this morning by plugging it into an HDMI screen at the school.

I have tried resetting PRM and SMC. I have read some things about inverter cables coming loose. Could this be the issue? I have had some problems with my fan coming loose due to its usage in travel.

I live in Bucheon which is fairly close to seoul - but I don't know the area well. Is there a way to contact an apple support person via email?

Any insight/things I can try would be greatly appreciated!

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Can you see any image on the display? You might try shining a flashlight though the Apple logo (poor mans backlight) to help you see if the display is functioning and only the backlight is out. Also try hitting the brightness button all the way down (darkest) then give it a single hit did the display light up a little?

Let us know what you discover. Most likely the inverter or the inverter cables have gone.

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Ah yes I did do that. I spent a couple hours frantically searching through options using my old second gen iphone. I am thinking its the inverter cable based on a couple things: frequent travel and how it is functioning perfectly with the HDMI screen.

I sent it with the tech guy today from my school. I hope it can be resolved - how much should a new inverter cable cost?


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