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    Macbook display cable problem
    Hi, I have a late 2009 macbook pro, 13inch and the display has been acting up lately. The description of the problem is as follows: the screen will turn white or freeze unless I manually adjust the lcd screen. It has to be in a certain position otherwise the screen freezes and turns white. Though the screen freezes, the computer itself does not.

    I figure that this is a display cable issue, so I opened it up but I couldnt see anything that is crimped or anything. So my question is, would replacing this cable solve my problem or are there other issues that I do not know of? I searched the forums, but usually it seems that the issue is the display cable.

    Thank you!

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    G'day and welcome to the forums.

    Your diagnosis sure sounds like a cracked/crimped cable. Going through the hinge this is a pretty common fault. Turning white/grey shows it is not a backlight problem.Guess the only way to find out is replace the cable. Make sure you get the precise cable. Fingers crossed.


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    Yeah, I figured that the problem was the cable itself. Thanks for the help!

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