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Macbook display display partially gone

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  • Craig Bing Nov 10, 2012

    Here is an image of what I am dealing with.

  • Craig Bing Nov 10, 2012

    Can you be more specific about which ribbon cable that I should try to reseat? And if there is specific instructions to do this so Idon't further harm the computer. Thank you!

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    Khan Apr 13, 2013

    Seems like the there are lines on some part of the screen or some area is black. If that is the case, changing the screen will help. Thanks. Tech fromhttp://www.computerstar.ca/mac-repair-ap...

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If you're not comfortable with disassembling or reseating cables, it might be best to pay for it to be done. You can find full disassembly instructions for your specific model at ifixit.com

The cables to check will be both from the system board and on the back of the lcd screen. You'll want to start with the motherboard cables, see if that works, and if it does not, try the one on the lcd. I say this because disassembling the lcd is a little scarier than the lower case.

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  • Craig Bing Nov 13, 2012

    Thank you for the detail. I will give it a shot and reply further.

  • Craig Bing Nov 15, 2012

    After tapping on backside of the lcd Display panel (left side of apple logo) I could see that the display blocking would come off and on. This tells me it's most likely a loose ribbon like you mentioned. Unfortunately I do not have the tools to pop off the panel to reseat the ribbon so I will take it in to the local Apple store to see the costs. APpreciate the feedback and pointing me in the right direction.

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