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I dropped my laptop in my garden and had trouble closing it. I thought that a piece of mulch had gotten trapped in the hinges so I tried to get it out. Unfortunately, I cut what I believe is the inverter/isight cable not really sure of the name but it runs long side the three (gray, blue & black) WiFi cables. Anyway, the backlight no longer works but I can still the screen when I shine a light in the back of the display. What I really need is the correct name of this cable so I can order the part.

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  • Mori Atobatele Dec 06, 2012

    Thank you it was the isight camera cable. I replaced it and now the webcamera works but still no backlight.

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Isight Camera Cable:http://www.powerbookmedic.com/MacBook-Pro-17-iSight-Camera-Cable-p-19553.html


If you've lost video:
LVDS Cable
http://www.powerbookmedic.com/Macbook-Pro-Display-Cable-LVDS-17-Models-p-17115.html

Posted on Nov 09, 2012

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SOURCE: Screen works up to about 45 degrees open then

Having display cable replaced.

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SOURCE: I changed my macbook screen,

This could be a backlight issue, an inverter issue or a logic board issue. Look at the screen closely, if there is a faint image it's either a backlight issue or inverter issue. To weed out between the two you can just order on inverter, they're 20 bucks on ebay, if that doesn't work, replace the backlight. Maybe the new screen was not wrapped right when it was shipped, that can easily break the backlight bulb. make sure you connected the inverter to the white and pink wires correctly. Backlight repairs are somewhat difficult. As much as I would like to be able to tell you a quickfix that will solve backlight the problem, it's a pretty arduous repair that requires 1-2 hours for a trained person. It's feasible to do it yourself if you're tech savy, but you'll most likely have to google for guides that show you exactly how to replace the backlight step by step. I work for Mac Repair NYC and i have to fix this problem a lot, it's so easy to break the lightbulb in the process.

Posted on May 27, 2009

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SOURCE: Display has light, no picture

It may be any one of them, Best bet is if you are on apple protection plan or any other insurance they will fix it for you for free.
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Posted on Jul 23, 2009

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SOURCE: macbook pro 17

This is very likely due to a problem with your video card, you can use Apple's Hardware Test to make sure though. You can find detailed instructions on how to use AHT here. If it is found to be, in fact, the video card; you may want to replace it. Find the exact specs of your specific Macbook (perhaps on the Apple website), find the exact model of your card and buy it from the manufacturer or a place like newegg, it should not be too difficult to replace.

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