Model A1286. Released February 2011 / 2.0, 2.2, or 2.3 GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7 Processor

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I have bleeding at the bottom of my screen

I just recently had to replace the upper cover on my macbook pro 2011 15" and all seems well except that at the bottom of my screen I now have a weird bleeding problem (see attached picture) ...I've tried resetting pram and sram to no avail and am trying to narrow down what I could've messed up in the repair process.

I have the display cable secured nice and tight but in the process it got a tad bent would this be the issue or would this be caused by something else?

If so should I just buy a new display cable and replace it?

Thanks for your help....guess I'm just trying to figure out if this is most likely hardware or software related. Screen shot

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Sadly, your screenshot doesn't show any problems. Can you take a picture with your phone instead.


Ok I just adde one yeah your right it doesn't show up when I take a screen shot which is weird in and of its self


I can't tell if the pic uploaded so here's a link....thanks


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Cool morie effect!

Sadly, you have a hardware issue. Did you spill some liquid into your system? I suspect the video circuit or the ribbon cable from the display is damaged.

Update (02/29/2016)

I would give the circuit board a good cleaning using distilled water (not tap!). Then go over it again this time with a high grade isopropyl alcohol (85% or better). Just make sure you pull the logic board fully out as you'll need to clean both sides. Use a soft toothbrush to help loosen visible spills. Let the board dry a good day in the warmth of the sun on a window sill.

Give that a try first. Let us know how it looks afterwards.

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FYI - At this is a internal display issue not a graphics issue the snapshot wouldn't show the problem. Which is why the file looked AOK.


Ok thanks and yes I spilled a drink on it and just replaced the upper case I'm thinking I must have messed up the main display chord as it was only the keys I had an issue w before install.

Is it possible to just replace the display cable?


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