LCD IS DARK, I used outside source to view files
I have an unibody mackbook pro 15 inch 2.53 ghz, this mackbook is powering on to the normal screen, however I have to use an outside source such as my television to view my files, if I use a flashlight I can see what's going on behind the screen, the keyboard also do not illuminate. I'm just curious, can I just buy the inverter or it's better to just buy the whole LCD, I have no idea what is going on. Thanks for your help IFIXIT.
According to iFixit (and every other source I could find), what you probably need is called an LED Driver board.
The backlighting of LED-lit displays is a bit different than standard CCFL-lit LCD displays. For one, there is no "inverter". I found this out the hard way working on a Sony several months ago. It was my first foray into LED displays on laptops (or anywhere, to be honest).
At an educated guess, I'd bet the LED Driver board controls the keyboard lighting as well.
Replacing the LCD panel will not fix your problem, as it has no control over the lighting, regardless of what type is used.
I hope this helps!
It seems I need to learn to read the questions better. I missed the "unibody" reference. I'll assume this is, in fact, the model in question. (I can't actually edit the device listed on the page...rep not high enough, I guess.)
That said, this may be the correct one.
Unfortunately, this is the entire assembly, rather than just a part.
I checked eBay and came up with this, which may be more appropriate, depending on how much you feel like opening up that display assembly.
I used the search terms "macbook unibody 15 led" on eBay to get that. As usual, I only looked at "Top Sellers" under "Buy It Now".
Let us know if we're on the right track! Otherwise, I'll wait for more detailed information about the system.
Includes LED assembly, iSight camera, Bluetooth board, and AirPort card. — Currently out of stock.
LED Driver Board controls the LED backlight. — 1 available at 44.95 each.