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My Screen has gone Grey! Need help Please!

My Macbook (Model number A1278)

My Macbook recently had my LCD replaced by apple due to coloured lines down the left side. Now 4 months later my screen goes to a grey striated colour and can be resolved, sometimes, by pulling on the right top of the screen or by repositioning the screen or putting some torque on the lcd screen.

I have connected the macbook to my HD TV and it works great on the TV.

Not sure if this is a cable problem or if it is the lcd?

Which part needs to be repalced or what is causing this problem??

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Is it possible one of the wires may have been cut, or pinned down damaging the cable and making the signal to the screen weak?

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The cable to the LCD looks intact... but I haven't taken the screen off yet.


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Try reseating the LVDS cable on the logic board. See step 9 of this guide: MacBook Unibody Model A1278 Display Assembly Replacement

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I tried reseating the connection but it made no difference.


Do you think its possible the LVDS could be loose on the connection to the actually LCD?


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