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    Jul 09, 2013
    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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    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    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.
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    Jul 09, 2013
    Yeah, I figured that the problem was the cable itself. Thanks for the help!

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