MacBook starts, but no display at all
I recently (in June or July) replaced the LCD in my early 2008 macbook.
Although the computer starts up, the display has gone entirely black. Regardless of if I shine light on it, change the brightness, or change the angle of the monitor, there is no hint of a display. Based on my reading elsewhere on this sight this suggests that it is not an inverter or inverter cable problem, but I may have misunderstood.
On the other hand, if I plug it in to an external display the computer runs normally and has no display problems. So this suggests to me that it is not a problem with the logic board or anything.
It sounds like I had just better replace the display again, but before I buy an entire new display I would appreciate hearing from those with more knowledge than I if there are other things I should try first.
When I replaced the display this summer, I bought a generic display manufactured in china from a seller on eBay. Although this was a little cheaper than other options, I rapidly came to regret this as it didn't seem like the best component (for one thing, the inverter cable was too short and needed to be extended). I suspect that this was just a shoddy component which needs to be replaced.
Many thanks for any help
Is this a good question?