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Model A1311 / Mid 2011 / 2.5 & 2.7 GHz Core i5 or 2.8 GHz Core i7 Processor

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Is there a better way to reattach the Display cable?

I recently upgraded my HDD, and when I went to put my display cable back into it's port on the board, it has a blank screen and occasionally a fan runs fast. The LED troubleshooting lights only have 3 out of the 4 lit up, indicating a problem with the LCD display. I get a chime upon boot, but the fans and the HDD remain active. I checked out the Logic board and it does not have any damage. I can only assume that it is the cable itself since the pins on the MLB side somehow get slightly bent whenever I try to insert to the board.

I am not sure what I am doing wrong, because obviously I am doing something wrong when I insert the cable in the port and the pins get bent. Is there a better way to reattach the cable to the port without damaging the pins on the cable?

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Did you ever find an answer to this question? I have the same problem.


I found out it was better to attach the LVDS cable carefully to the logic board - and then to the top of the LCD. No way I can with my big hands can insert it again correctly from an angle.


where do you get a replacement cable, hey?


No the cable is in a socket. You need to remove the black tape.


Where can a replacement cable be sourced from? Apple doesn't appear to sell just the cable. Who sells just the cable?


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I had to get someone in with much smaller hands to do this. The cable length is to short for a full grown man. This thing must be assembled by 4' 10" small Chinese women.


Really, I got a tech with much smaller hands and I held the display while they inserted the cable.

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Did you hire her ;-}


yes. 16 years ago but she only works occasionally now.


Was this really accepted as an answer??


Well it didn’t help me… but it did make me chuckle as I have the same stumpy fingers and lack of patience…


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