Model A1297 Unibody: Early 2009, Mid 2009, Mid 2010, Early 2011 & Late 2011

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Greens instead of blacks. Temporary fixable, but not permanently


My mum has unibody macbook pro 2009 17" (3.06)

It has an annoying problem - it displays greens instead black, and it can be fixed temporarily by pushing the middle of palmrest over the keyboard (there is a radiator)

I suppose that it is caused by faulty flex cable. Did anyone have similar problem?

Thanks for help in advance

Update (11/11/2017)

I replaced thermal grease. And happened something after reasembling the computer. I noticed that screen goes green when i push the bottom of the laptop around place shown on the photo

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External monitor works properly


Then your LVDS cable is damaged or the LCD its self.


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I put silicone or rubber port covers inside.

Back cover was causing problems. Now it is properly isolated and doesn't touch the mainboard. Everything is fine now!

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To try to determine if this a cable, battery or GPU issue, plug it into an external monitor and see if the same thing is occurring there.

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External monitor works really well


Also check to see if your battery is swollen.


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