Why does my LCD screen wash out without a torque applied?
So, my mid-2009 MBP has been running really hot since I installed 10.8 on it. The screen was replaced under AppleCare as the black plastic cover at the hinge was showing signs of heat damage and there was a dent in the top case.
One day the screen washed out and I thought it was a massive crash, so I shut it down, let it cool off, and everything was fine when I turned it back on. The next time it happened I moved the screen and saw the picture come back! Since then it's been progressively getting worse up until a couple days ago where I need to apply a twisting force on the screen in order to see anything at all (currently am typing this blindly).
Here's a video of what's going on: http://youtu.be/1oQL9R0iQpk
I'm going to pop by a hardware store after work today and pick up some mini suction cups and try to get the glass off. I've already reseated the LVDS cable on the logic board end and I want to get a look inside the top assembly.
I do electronics work as a hobby and design electronic devices as part of my job (from breadboard to completed device). Just curious if anyone on here has run into this issue before. (I have a sneaking suspicion that it's a cable somewhere, however, I plan on inspecting any solder joints I can fine and reflow those which are visible)
Thought? Comments? Suggestions?
Is this a good question?