My macbook screen started flickering a few weeks ago. The day after the flickering it died. A flashlight revealed that images were still on the screen, there was just no light.
I posted my situation and received a few suggestions. It seemed the best way to go was to replace the inverter and inverter cable. I did this and the problem remained the same.
I did some more research and found that others had posted that a screen replacement was a solution to their similar problem.
I decided to try to replace the screen.
I ordered the part here and followed the guide from this site. The detailed guide made the replacement easy!
I see this advice often, but it is very good advice: find a way to keep your screws organized. I drew a grid on the sticky side of duct tape and numbered it. I placed the screws on the grid and on a separate piece of paper wrote which number went where on the computer and what step it matched in the ifixit guide.