MacBook LCD Display Issues
My model is mid-2009, A1181 2.13 GHz Intel Core Duo 2.
I have the same issue that everyone has with their white macbook display: it goes dark after a minute, but external display is fine and I can see faint traces of windows on the lcd. Close the lid, open it up, the screen is on for a second or two and then it goes dark again.
After researching other posts I have reset the SMC, replaced the back light inverter cable and replaced the inverter itself. None of those efforts helped. While replacing the inverter panel I noticed that a gray cable going from the inverter to the back of the screen was pinched, but I couldn't tell if it was actually cut.
Could this pinched cable be the issue? If so, can I replace the cable without getting an entirely new screen? After shelling out around $90 for the cable and the inverter, I can't quite bring myself to drop another $200 on a replacement screen if I might face the same issue.
Is this a good question?