My LVDS cable was failing on me, the screen was freezing and whitening out. A common issue.
I bought the cable from eBay and tried replacing it myself, since Apple would only replace the whole top monitor part for US$727 in my country (US$200 in USA).
My repair did not work, I removed the monitor and started using the macbook with an external monitor. Now a trip to US came up and I'm willing to take it with me to get a new monitor top attached to it.
Should I reattach the top part of the monitor before taking it to US to get it replaced or just take it as it is and get a new one attached?