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Dark Display

559 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Dec 18, 2007 12:25 AM by My White Dog RSS
martian68 Calculating status...
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Dec 16, 2007 3:22 PM
I have purchased a MacBook Pro, second hand with a fault regarding the display.

The screen is very dark, although windows and menu bar are just visible. I have tried the usual pram and other factory resets to no avail. I have also attempted to change settings by hooking up to a desktop monitor but again this has not resolved the problem. A software update from 10.4.5 to 10.4.11 appeared to solve the problem as the screen came on at normal brightness during startup, but after a few minutes it reverted to the dark screen again. Is this a hardware or a software/firmware problem and can anyone help?
MacBook Pro 15", Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • BSteely Level 5 Level 5 (7,635 points)
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    Dec 17, 2007 10:12 PM (in response to martian68)
    Most likely a failing inverter. Or it could also be a loose connection to same. Either way disassembly will be required to repair it.
  • My White Dog Level 2 Level 2 (195 points)
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    Dec 18, 2007 12:25 AM (in response to martian68)
    Was this fault disclosed at time of purchase? If not get a refund.
    iMac C2D 2GHz Mac OS X 10.5.1, Mac OS X (10.4.11), MBP 17" 2.16GHz CoreDuo

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