The MacBook family was first introduced in May 2006 and replaced the iBook as Apple's consumer laptop.

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Screen switches off more than 90 deg

The screen switches off and lights on again after few seconds.

Do i need to reset SMC?

This is an A1181 plastic MacBook.

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I take it this happens when moving the screen. When it's off can you dimly see the desktop?

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This is a symptom of a faulty inverter cable that can be skinned in the macbook display left hinge. Don't wait to replace the cable cause there's a possibility of damaging the logic board if the cable shorts in the hinge.

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