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Back Light problem

Hello, guys!

It's my first time here and I have an issue with my A1286.

My MBP works perfectly as I turn it on, I can see barelly the screen with a flashlight and on my 42" TV works fine on 1080p.

I have no backlight on it and I decided to take everything apart. For my surprise I saw that the LVDS cable was a little black on it's right side and two pins looks loosen because it seems that the plastic cover underneath it is broken/melted.

My question is:

Is that possible that the backlight command comes from that cable? I have no flickering screen, no dead pixels no nothing.

I'm using my laptop with an external monitor and works fine.

Thank you all!!!

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The A1286 has a LED backlight. 3of the wires in the LVDS/video cable carry the voltage for the back light. It is highly likely that the LVDS cable and/or what caused it to burn and melt the plastic connector.

Is it the connector on the logic board that melted or the one on the cable? Has this been exposed to liquid damage? Did the backlight go out all at once?

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