Does the A1181 have a 20PIN or a 30PIN LCD connector?
I have Does this look like a faulty inverter? issue: The screen lights up momentarily if I turn brightness down to zero then hit one step up. But it doesn't stay on. The macbook is otherwise perfectly fine, connected to an external monitor. I am dusting off this delayed repair, now that my new macbook has failed.
I already replaced the inverter board. That didn't help.
I checked the inverter cable with an Ohm-meter. Even with gentle wiggling, the connections are very reliable.
From all the discussions on ifixit, I conclude the CCFL needs replacing, which in turn means replacing the LCD panel.
The Macbook model is A1181 and typing
ioreg -lw0 | grep IODisplayEDID | sed "/[^<]*</s///" | xxd -p -r | strings -6 | head -1
in the Terminal reports that the screen is
Display Preferences reports that the manufacturer is 00000610 (Samsung) and the model is 00009C5B.
Yet it seems there are two LCD screen models on the market, one with a 20PIN connector and the other with a 30PIN connector.
How do I determine which model fits my A1181?
Is this a good question?