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

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Backlight working but screen is black

When I turn on my MacBook, I can hear the chime and I see that the backlight is working but the screen is totally black. I can see that the backlight is working because the screen is lighter than when it is off. I replaced the LCD panel, but there is no change. What could the problem be?

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Try an external Monitor. If that works the video chip is fine. Than it can only be the LVDS (video signal) cable or a faulty display panel.

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Using an external monitor gives the same problem. Where can I get a video chip to solder onto the motherboard?


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Video Chip replacement not DIY

Logic board repair is an art, and requires special (expensive) equipment. You could send it off to have it replaced and re-balled.

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