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screen backlight not working on MacBook Pro

One day my screen started flickering then it went black. I thought the lcd / led screen was dead but on further investigation (shining a light through the apple logo) I found that the screen is working fine its the backlight. Now I can not find a clear fix for this. Could I just buy a new screen and all will be well or is it something else I need to look at

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Hello ! Ifixit I got this problem when my macbook pro drop with open screen :( when I open it open with sound as normal but screen light a little bit like black !! so how to fix this ? do i have to change screen? sorry for my bad English :(

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When I switch on my MacBook Pro it gives light but soon the light goes off. I thought it was low battery. But, I discovered the system is on when I light by using external light (torch) when I put a password to login as well as normal but if you remove external light you don’t see anything on the screen.

Can any one can help me with this. Please!

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Back light not working. Bad screen had indeed a bad cable. Purchased new screen from iFixIt which seemed to be in order. Replaced screen but sadly didn't solve the problem. Now I can see something, but at the lowest brightness possible and brightness buttons don't do anything. Any help or suggestions are appreciated.

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Your system uses LED's for the backlight system. On your main logic board is a driver chip (WLED) which likely blew.

Here's a simular question: Location of the WLED driver.

You may want to also review the IFIXIT teardown for your system: MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2010 Teardown.

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Do not forget to check your backlight fuse.

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Where is it?

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Here you find where is the fuse https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOhX95k-...

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To know if it’s the backlight you can hold a flash light up to the logo on the backside of the screen if you see a faint image of your desktop icons then you know its the backlight or not.

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If you can see the image, does that mean it is your backlight problem?

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https://youtu.be/HOhX95k-SxM screen backlight not working.

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Here’s some images of WLED and backlight fuse locations:

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