Model A1013, A1052, A1085, or A1107 / 1440x900 screen resolution

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thick white line on the left side of the screen

A PowerBook came to me with a thick white line on the left side of the screen. It shows all the time, I have run ASD to test the whole components and everything is ok. If I connect an external Monitor it's ok too. Could be the LCD or a bad data display cable? Or LogicBoard? How to test it to prevent to buy a part and then to see that the problem persists. Sorry for my english

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It's the screen itself. A bad video cable does not consistently only affect a certain portion of the screen.

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When I press the F1 key to darken the screen completely, the whole panel go dark.

One thing that I've not mention is that the white band make a little flicker

Do you think is the LCD?

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Hi! Yes, it still sounds like the screen. However, I'd still try opening an closing it slowly to see if the problem goes away at a certain angle. Before you buy the screen I'd open up the screen hinge and make sure the cables are not being crimped (try powering on with the hinge open, and the cables stretched out). It couldn't hurt to re-seat the video cable on the back of the screen, and on the side of the logic board as well. While these tests are mostly unnecessary, a new 17" screen is expensive, and so they may be useful as far as removing any doubt that it is the screen itself...there's a 99.9% chance that you just need a new screen.


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