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i broke my screen about a year ago so i had to send it away to fix it. Recently when ever i move the screen the backlight turns off, this only happens when the screens at a certain angle. Am def not sending it to be repaired again, any advice?
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If you don't want to send it out to be repaired again, your only choice then is to repair it yourself. Possibly a loose connection either to the backlight itself or the inverter. In order to repair it you would have to disassemble the display panel.

Go to iFixit: Apple Mac, MacBook, iPod, and iPhone Repair Parts, look up your year model number and then find the step by step take down instructions for changing out the display.

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the backlights not as bright as it used to be, will that be the inverter as well?
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No, not likely. A bad inverter usually results in no backlighting at all. On older model notebook computers the backlight is a CCFD type and CCFD tubes diminish in brightness over time. LED backlighting is better because they maintain brightness over the life of the LED(s).

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