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Screen Discoloration, color distortion, help deciding what to replace

I want to know if I need to replace the whole LCD or if I can replace an Inverter or a different display component or possibly do some cleaning. I have some photos of the broken mac next to a fully functional mac as well as some pics of the back side of the screen. I know that I probably need to replace the LCD but I am trying to stay cheap. This mac is a MacBook 2,1 2.16 GHz

It is definitely not a display setting, I have tried all of those and the screen is distorted even at the initial boot up.

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What does it do if you hook it up to an external monitor?

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There's corrosion on your LCD electronic board, on the LVDS connector/socket and also signs of electric shorts (black spots). I guess liquid was spilled in this area. You can begin by cleaning the corrosion with isopropyl alcohol and a small brush but IMHO the LCD will have to be replaced. Let us know if the cleaning job was enough to restore a normal video. Good luck.

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Thank you for the great idea. I used a little rubbing alcohol on some q-tips to clean the dirty spots and the display is as good as new. I saved $100 instead of buying a new LCD.

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Hey, that's good news Shawn. It seems that the black spots were not signs of electric shorts and only the corrosion altered the video signal. Great !! Thanks for accepting my answer (-:

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+ Nice answer lemerise - Those black spots are/were shorts. _______________+ Shawn GREAT presentation of your problem. I wish everyone posting their problem here would put that kind of effort into it.

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This could be caused by a few different problems, that you should try ruling out. First, try connecting it to an external monitor. If it works normally, then you have a problem with the LCD panel/LVDS cable. If it still displays abnormally, then you have a logic board problem. (More specifically, a problem with the integrated graphics chip) The only way to repair this is to reflow the GPU, or replace the logic board all together.

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