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    Dulled Backlight on Left Side of Screen
    Hey guys,

    the left 3 inches of my screen have dulled significantly within the past couple hours. i didnt drop my computer or anything it just happened. any idea why the backlight isnt working on that side and how i might be able to fix it?

    thankssssss

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    Which MacBook? how old?

    is the light flickering or just dull?
    Waiting for the game that takes full advantage of a 124bit, 3.5GHz, 8-core, 64Gig-RAM system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jalaures View Post
    the left 3 inches of my screen have dulled significantly within the past couple hours. i didnt drop my computer or anything it just happened. any idea why the backlight isnt working on that side and how i might be able to fix it?
    If it is the backlight, (and it sounds like it is) the only repair is to replace it. However, on some machines it may be easier and more economical to just replace the entire display. Post back with info on your machine so we can give you a better idea of what's involved.

    Regards.

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    Model Name: MacBook Pro 15"
    Model Identifier: MacBookPro2,2
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 2.16 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 4 MB
    Memory: 3 GB

    got it in mid 2007....

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    OK, thanks for posting back.

    First: Is your MBP covered by Apple care? If so, take it on in and let Apple replace the display or backlight.

    If not covered: You can either have Apple repair it. ($$$) or do it yourself. Doing it yourself requires quite a bit of work and as I stated in my previous reply... if it's the backlight, it's probably easier to replace the entire display.

    You can go to the ifixit site and get a price plus instructions for replacing the display. Link

    There are other authorized Apple service centers who will replace the display for less than Apple charges. Here's one: Link

    Regards.

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