I have a damaged monitor.
Here is my problem. My 2009 MacBook Pro was smashed by a enraged girlfriend. The only physical damage that was done to it was that the monitor came out the hinges. Screen is not cracked at all and doesn't appear to be.
When I turn it on you can hear it come on and see the white light on the front come on and the keyboard light up.but the video screen doesn't come on at all or the apple logo on the backside.
I connected it to an external monitor and it happens to work perfectly. I opened it the other day and no wires were torn either. My question is what can i do to get it fixed and where and a estimate would be nice because if it cost too much I'm just gonna get rid of it.
I will upload pictures later if needed. Thanks in advance.
BTW I Just turned it on now and I noticed is said airport is not installed. when in fact i use to always use it wireless.
Update 2 - I uploaded the pictures so u can see the damage.i took the lcd off the computer so now i have two halves. as u can see there wwere no broken wires to the mother board and i cant tell internally if anything is broken behind the screen because i dont own the suction cups or the heat gun to remove it and see. but im open to any suggestions
Thanks to everybody that contributed. i finally took the glass bezel off,the lcd itself and one ribbon cable was disconected and the ribbon cable on the right side was broken completely. can anybody point me in the right direction of buying a whole lcd with the bezel and aluminum part with hinges and cable. thanks
I fixed it finally today . i just bought a whole lcd assembly from ebay for 385 . followed the tutorial from here to the t . now its working perfectly
I would not buy parts until the MBP and the display assy are taken apart. Maybe the cables are just disconnected from their sockets and that's why you don't have video and airport signals. That's a good thing your logic board is OK. For sure my first move would be to replace the girlfriend LOL !!!
It's funny cause i had the same enraged girlfriend accident, except she did way more damage. U might need the Airport antenna which is routed through the display and might have broke. U might also need the inverter and data cable that go from the display and are connected to the logic board. If the dispaly isnt damaged ur looking at the two antennas that go from the display to the airport card and the data cable that connects to the logic board. I did this repair myself and it wasnt that easy but can be accomplished with a little patience. Just get the parts u need here or ebay and use the guides here or on youtube for the repair. Can u send a picture so i can see the extent of the damage?