Late 2009 Macbook Unibody Display Problem Please help with display problem
Posted 18 June 2011 - 08:38 AM
Posted 27 June 2011 - 05:35 AM
Pressing on the edge of the screen as a solution probably arguest against it being a cable issue. That's usually wear near the hing caused by repeated opening and closing. It's certainly possible to tear down a MacBook to get a look at the connections inside the upper case, but the exact technique and value of doing so varies with model. Is there a specific spot on the case you have to press to make it work, or multiple places, or just about anywhere?
Posted 27 June 2011 - 08:29 AM
I initially thought you meant you were squeezing or compressing the internals of the frame by pressing on it. This clarification does make it sound like it's back to being a hinge/cable issue.
Posted 27 June 2011 - 11:49 AM
No clue on the cost.
Fixing it yourself is certainly a possibility, but how viable it is depends on the model and may depend on your ability to get or make the necessary parts.
How old is it?
Posted 01 July 2011 - 04:16 AM
Possible to fix yourself? Definitely. Probable? Depends on your skill level. In order to replace the cable you would need to: remove the display assembly, heat the glass (not too much) to soften the double-sided tape, remove the glass, remove the LCD panel, replace the cable, then put it all back together with some new tape too. To me that sounds like fun, but I'm weird like that.
I've seen screen replacement services for $200-250 on eBay. Maybe try contacting them and asking how much to do just the cable since they would have the skills and parts. Another option is replacing the entire assembly, which may be a more viable DIY option. Sell the partially functional screen to defray the cost.
Posted 30 April 2013 - 08:24 AM
Posted 30 April 2013 - 09:21 AM