Display beginning to dim from the left towards center
The display on my brother's MacBook Pro 17" 2.5 GHZ (early 2008) has begun to dim, but just on the left side, as though one column of lights began to dim (it's not entirely out, just darker). Yesterday, the dimness extended to almost the center of the display, while the right side of the display is still normal.
It still functions fine when in closed-lid mode with an external monitor.
I found this thread about a stand-alone monitor starting to dim:
One person suggested that the inverter board is in need of replacement in that case, but it's a bit too much to generalize that case and apply it to a laptop.
Does this sound like a bad inverter board?
Is this a good question?