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Apologies: Yet another LCD/backlight question!

Ok so the Macbook we've had since '06 is great. Its taken a pretty rough beating over the years through many hours of use (sometimes 24h+!) but is still going strong.

Except the backlight is now non existent. Always trying to find the 'sweet spot', even this doesn't work sometimes.

Is it possible to change the inverter AND cable using the method shown in this link?

I know there is the other method of dismantling the whole bottom case, but I don't want to jump into that if I don't have to.

I intend to check the cables before I attempt to replace anything, but I'm guessing it's the cable pinching on the hinges or a loose connection. If not, maybe replace the inverter cable, then try the inverter.

Thanks for this site people, It's a godsend! Keep up the good work :)

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Here's the answer I got to just about the same problem. It's has since saved me a lot of time: Replacing the inverter board charges

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You can obviously change out the inverter by following the steps shown in the link. You will not be able to change out any cables, though, without disassembling the base. You should still look through the ifixit guide for replacing the LCD panel, especially starting at page 13 where they take apart the screen itself.

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Yea, I tried to check out the inverter using the method above (with just one laptop) by memory. Got stuck on the clutch/hinge cover... couldn't get it off! gave up lol... Think next time I will try the Ifixit method, and replace LCD bezel + clips while i'm at it.


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