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Half of the screen's lights are not working and it flickers


I have been having sleepless nights with this issue.

The light on the screen of my Macbook is not functioning well. The issues are:

1. The light is flickering

2. Half of the screen is well-lit and the other half is dim

3. The screen looks like inside it are 'light bulbs'

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First hook it up to and external monitor to help isolate the issue.

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Was the device dropped at all? It appears as if your backlight is having issues. You may need a display replacement to fix the issue.

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It wasn't dropped but I remember I bumped this into a table then there was also 1 instance when my juice spilled inside my bag and the part where you flip the laptop got wet but I was able to clean it up after a few mins


It sounds like the display was compromised. A display replacement will fix the issue, unless the laptop has liquid damage on the motherboard where the display connects to it. Then your computer may have further irrepairable damage.


Ouch :( would you recommend having it fixed or better for me to just purchase a new one?


Fixed. As a Pro in the iFixit community, we are here to fix your devices. A display, motherboard, etc can always be fixed.


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