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Macbook (black) Display goes black!  is this a Common Problem?

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Jul 4, 2011 5:21 AM

So hi everybody! first time i've to use this helpfull forum!


here's the story:


  • i have a black macbook bought 2007
  • last year my screens went dark a couple of times and my reseller changed (only?) the inverter cable
  • now it's the same story when browising the web on my secondary (but main) monitor my macbook fans go nuts and the display of the macbook turns black
  • i can see that it's still "on" and to use it again i have to change the screen resolution back and fourth

NOW the big question:


is this a known / common problem or something that happens only to me?


looking forward to your genious answers and hints




MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • F_S_F Calculating status...

    Hi, I have the same black Macbook (bought at the end of 2007) and the same problem.


    It started about a year ago. I tried to find information about the problem here, but all I found was related to the inverter cable and some people said that it does not fix the problem permanently for them.


    The fan thing is also happening to me, I noticed that when the problem with the screen started, the fan also started to speed up more.


    I'm using the Macbook as second computer, so the problem doesn't bother me that much.


    When it happens, something that temporary fixes it, is to set the brightness to zero (with F1) and the increasing it slowly.


    It also helped to set one of the active screen corners as "Put Display to Sleep". When you get a black screen you activate that corner and then move the cursor to awake the display and the screen comes back.


    I've try reseting the PRAM, removed the battery, etc. but nothing fixes it permanently.


    Please let me know if you find a solution!


    Thank you!


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