Mid 2006 / model number A1181 / black or white case / 1.83 or 2.0 GHz Intel Core Duo processor.

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Screen goes black after lifting halfway.

I can lift the screen halfway up and it works fine. After that black. I've never tried to repair a computer in any way. Where can I even begin to learn how to repair this on my own?

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You study (not just read) the guides and comments for the particular problem… in your case it sounds like loose clutches (Mac speak for hinges) have cut or nicked a cable or two (inverter - data display cable). The cables might be "fixable" with some silicone… or they may need rerouting and/or even replacement.

Just to ensure that it' not logic board or GPU/VGC related connect an external monitor… it should not lose its signal.

Obtain the proper tools - every job is easier when you use the proper tools.

Come back here and post comments or update your original question for more assistance.

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