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Hi!

I have had my macbook 13" for one year soon and today I got a problem. I am running snow leopard.

I woke my laptop from sleep mode and I found that I had a black horizontal like that goes from one side to the other of the monitor. I haven't been able to solve this issue so far and I was wondering if someone could enlighten me on what the problem is and how i can resolve it! I haven't had ANY problems with the computer before at all so I don't understand why I am having this one all of a sudden. I have never dropped the computer and it is kept in a tough "drop-resistant" case at all times (when I am travelling)
 
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It is either the graphics card or the LCD itself... sadly I would put money on the LCD being the problem. If you want to verify the graphics card plug in a external monitor if the line is still there then the card has a problem (doubtful)... otherwise the LCD is the problem and it will cost you about 200 if you do it yourself of substantially more if you pay someone else to do it.
 
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So what you are saying is that I have to send the Macbook to Apple and have them repair it? It feels like it would be cheaper to buy a new macbook, that is of course, if my warranty has expired.
 
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So what you are saying is that I have to send the Macbook to Apple and have them repair it? It feels like it would be cheaper to buy a new macbook, that is of course, if my warranty has expired.


You can buy a Macbook LCD off ebay less than $100. If you goto iFixit.com they have many helpful guides that will guide you through the entire replacement process.
 

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So what you are saying is that I have to send the Macbook to Apple and have them repair it? It feels like it would be cheaper to buy a new macbook, that is of course, if my warranty has expired.

Well, you should know if your warranty has expired or not, right? Do you have Apple care? If not, the warranty is only for one year from date of purchase.

I doubt that it's your LCD since the machine is only one year old. It is possible the LCD is defective, but it may wind up being your graphics chipset which has failed. And that is much more costly since the GPU is mounted to the logic board which means the entire board has to be changed out. That would cost around $600 to replace if it's not under warranty. Run the test with an external monitor as suggested.

Regards.
 

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