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Does anybody know what's wrong with my laptop screen?

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  • Macbook Pro
  • Laptop Screen
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May 25, 2014 10:54:34 AM

A couple of weeks ago, my laptop screen started acting up. It fazes from the normal screen to a grey-ish black screen (see pictures and video for reference.) At first, I thought a fresh reset would've fixed everything and for a moment, it did. But a day or two later, the same thing happened. I started looking around it to see if I might've hit it and cause a dent, but found no marks or dents. A couple of days pass by since then and I start noticing it only has to do with when I moved the screen around. I unscrewed the bottom of the laptop to see if the hinge was loose and that might've been causing the problem, but everything seemed fine there. I started moving the screen around a bit and found it primarily only has to do with the bottom-right side. I am completely clueless now. It fixes itself when I push said bottom-right side of the screen in hard towards the keyboard/the front of the laptop.

Please, if theres anything anybody can tell me about this problem, I would gladly
appreciate it.

Thank You!

Here's an album of pictures for reference.
My specs and everything are included.
https://imgur.com/a/YQdWi

Here's a video for reference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4A_WeofD4I

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May 25, 2014 11:31:20 AM

Construkt said:
What is it doing? You never explained, lol.


Oh, I am sorry. I guess I didn't lol, but it just keeps fazing out into black.
I am not too sure how to explain it so heres a video for reference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4A_WeofD4I
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May 25, 2014 1:58:59 PM

Construkt said:
That's really weird, dude. It's not artifacting... it's not a failing graphics card. It's not coming unplugged... It looks like a factory defect. Like a backlight is failing when getting bumped and the brightness adjusts to it, or something.


Yeah, its a little weird like that. This is the first time i've been stumped like this. I am not sure its the screen. That seems fine.
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May 25, 2014 6:55:55 PM

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a c 254 D Laptop
May 27, 2014 12:01:00 AM

Hi, your problem is definitely the screen. You can open the lid, remove the screen and look at the connector if it's attached correctly.
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May 27, 2014 11:39:02 AM

Well first thing is to find an external monitor and see if it works with that monitor. Which it probably will and that will eliminate the graphics card but I don't think it's that anyways. I think it's your invertor or invertor cable. Google invertor for laptops. Most likely the cable since typically if it's the invertor the screen in black. I had an issue with the screen being black and I researched and it seemed to point to the invertor as it worked with an external screen. I sent it back for warranty work and they said it was the LCD cable. But when I got it back the screen was messed up where blue was the dominant color. I called it in and they sent me a shipping box and the next day it corrected itself and has worked for 2 years since.


http://www.pbcomp.com.au/laptop-notebook-troubleshoot.h...
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May 28, 2014 2:21:55 PM

jarotech said:
Hi, your problem is definitely the screen. You can open the lid, remove the screen and look at the connector if it's attached correctly.


Macbook's aren't the easiest to pry open lol so that's going to be quite difficult. Any tips on how to do that exactly? I've removed the bottom lid before and took the screen completely apart from the main body, but never did I once took the screen out of the casing..if that's what you meant by lid.
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May 28, 2014 2:25:22 PM

orlbuckeye said:
Well first thing is to find an external monitor and see if it works with that monitor. Which it probably will and that will eliminate the graphics card but I don't think it's that anyways. I think it's your invertor or invertor cable. Google invertor for laptops. Most likely the cable since typically if it's the invertor the screen in black. I had an issue with the screen being black and I researched and it seemed to point to the invertor as it worked with an external screen. I sent it back for warranty work and they said it was the LCD cable. But when I got it back the screen was messed up where blue was the dominant color. I called it in and they sent me a shipping box and the next day it corrected itself and has worked for 2 years since.


http://www.pbcomp.com.au/laptop-notebook-troubleshoot.h...


Thank You for your response, but did you mean the inverter cable itself or the port where the inverter cable goes into?
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May 29, 2014 5:35:43 AM

I was told it was the LCD cable.
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