LCD backlight works for 2 seconds, then shuts off
I recently carried my old Macbook (late 2007 C2D) in a backpack, and there was a little rain, but the papers i had with it weren't even damp so i'm not sure if that could be the reason.
It did work for a while, around 20 minutes, and when i opened the lid again a few hours later, the backlight shut down. I shut it down and again, it works for 2 seconds. If I use the brightness keys to dim the display, and then take it one step up, it lights up, sometimes stays that way, but if i rock the screen even by just touching it, it shuts down again. If i go and increase the brightness to full, it shuts down every time.
Now, i know the problems can be the inverter and the CCFL.
Somebody in another topic suggested that it could be the lamp, because the inverter shuts it down to protect itself.
Now, is there a way to replace the lamp without replacing the screen. The price for just that part is not that big and i would like to try it first.
Or should i rather go with the inverter first?
Thanks for your help.
P.S. I have some experience disassembling macs, i have repaired some Pros, but i never tried to extract the LCD display out of its casing, let alone change the CCFL. I have seen a video of a guy replacing the one on his iBook, perhaps that could be a simmilar thing?
Is this a good question?