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Macbook 13"- Battery and backlight problem


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I have a black macbook 13" from 2008. A couple months ago, the backlight quit working entirely. I was in the process of moving and didn't really take a closer look at it until now. I now see that the battery is also completely dead.

Is it at all possible that the bad battery is causing the backlight malfunction? Thanks in advance!
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No. If the backlight is not working it's either due to a bad inverter or the backlight itself has failed. It could also be due to cabling but generally it's the inverter which is bad.
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Thanks for replying! I thought it was probably wishful thinking.

Is the inverter relatively easy to replace?

Edit: Nevermind, I found a guide for it and it looks easy enough. Thanks again for putting me on the right track.
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