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I can't see video but my MacBook works


after a glass of water my macbook pro became dark screen.

It starts, and connecting to a TV by HDMI using the display mini port works.

The problem i need to change the LVDS cable? the screen ? or logic board problem?

Thanks in advance


I found some problem on the lvds mb connector.

Is here a way to resolder it?

Take a look at the connector:

Block Image

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Sure, i can see desktop flashing a light directly to my lcd screen.

The problem now is..after resoldering the connector to mb ..what else could be blown?? and how to identify....



Which solder job did you do ? The first pins on the LVDS socket ? So now you get video but backlight is non working ? Your display connector seems to be damaged too but I could not see a complete image of it in your pict. You should also check the backlight fuse on your logic board. It could be blown and need to be replaced. I don't know where its located on your board, maybe someone here can chime in and indicate the fuse location. Often the fuse is not too far from the LVDS connector, it a brown IC and has a white P or a white dot on the top of it.


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The LVDS cable connector and the LVDS socket (first 3 or 4 pins) seem to be both damaged. Do you still get a faint video onscreen when passing a light source over the screen ?

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Water damage is really difficult to fix. Two identical situations can lead to different results.

I would purchase the LVDS cable and the screen at the same time. Swap the cable first (leaving the computer apart) and see what that does. Then try the screen. Don't replace both at the same time (unless you really want to) as you'll never know which item fixed the issue.

If neither fix the issue, it's the logic board.

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