Released June 2009 / 2.66, 2.8, or 3.06 GHz Core 2 Duo Processor

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Vertical Stripes with the Colors of the Background Pictures?

- It is not a vertical stripe where your computer still functions, it is at the stage where when the vertical stripe comes on, everything freezes, the screen brightens up and the vertical stripe starts to disappear and transformed into pure white screen.

- I have observed on what happens when I push up and down with my screen lid, sometimes this fixed the problem for a while until the lid is touched again.

- The vertical stripes take over the screen and is not transparent that you could see anything behind the stripes but it takes the color of whatever you have on the background (whether it be programs, games, background pictures)

Can any one help?

My observation:

- Moving the lid around helps get rid of the problems

- Blowing winds into the air gaps when the screen lid is at 90 degree also helps get rid of the problems

Any input about this issue?

Thanks, Nonth

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Sounds like your Display Data Cable is damaged. It runs though the hinge. Please give us the last three letters of your serial number so we can make a positive identification of your machine to get you to the correct repair guide and correct part. Thanks

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644 is the three last digits of my computer serial numbers.


Apple MacBook Pro "Core 2 Duo" 2.8 15" (SD) Specs

Identifiers: Mid-2009 15" - MB986LL/A - MacBookPro5,3 - A1286 - 2325*


You need the MacBook Pro LVDS Display Cable and I haven't been able to find it for your model.


Thanks for your help, I unscrewed my knots and found out the cable that I needed to replace, I will be going to the Mac Service center here soon, so thanks for that so I can just tell them what the problem is.


Glad to be of service.


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