Model A1181: 1.83, 2, 2.1, 2.13, 2.16, 2.2, or 2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo processor

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monitor back light shuts off intermediately

Light goes black and we have to move the monitor hinge

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Hook it up to an external monitor and see if the problem persists. This does sound like a damaged cable, now which one. When it goes black, see if you can still see the desktop dimly. We also need to know your exact model so we can direct you to the correct parts. Please give the last three letters of your serial number.

UPDATE Here's how to replace the display data cable: MacBook Core 2 Duo Display Data Cable Replacement

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MacBook Display Data Cable


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It goes completely dark. The serial number is W89136a64r1


Apple MacBook "Core 2 Duo" 2.0 13" (White-09) Specs

Identifiers: Early 2009 - MB881LL/A - MacBook5,2 - A1181 - 2300


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i have a similar problem,

when you said " When it goes black, see if you can still see the desktop dimly.", what problem does this represent, as that is my current problem.

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A bad inverter or damaged inverter cable.


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