can I use any cold cathode inverter to power LCD backlight?
I have a white macbook and the lcd's backlight won't turn on. Video is fine so I'm wondering how I can test if the backlight on the LCD is still working. I think the inverter cable leading to the motherboard is broken but I have no way of testing it out.
I did find an old PC cold cathode inverter for pc case lighting and I'm wondering if I can use its inverter to power the backlight (same plug). No, I don't have any specs on it, its just something I pulled out from my hardware pile.
Would the frequencies need to match for the backlight to work? What kind of risks would I be taking? Obviously, I don't want too much risk, the machine works fine and it would be nice to get the backlight working again.
Is this a good question?