Sunday, March 10, 2013

HELP! ANY APPLE GURUS OUT THERE?

The screen on my 2008 MacBook has gone black. I have tried everything. The light/dark controls do not work. If I hold a flashlight up to the screen I can see the desktop, but I can hardly hold up a flashlight while I work. I am presuming that the backlight has gone. How do I repair it? Or is it time for a new MacBook?

11 comments:

  1. It does sound like your monitor died.

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  2. If you call Apple support or check their website, you can find an authorized Apple repair center. There is 7 in the Orlando area.
    I had Macbook Pro repaired in Ontario a couple of times using that method.

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  3. did you get my message??? i posted here?

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    1. Yes, Rick, I did get your message, but I am working on my ipad. In the email the Publish and the Delete are so close together and with my fat fingers, I tapped on Publish and hit Delete by mistake. There is no second chance. It deletes immediately, but I do have the email in my mail account. I tried doing the 4 finger contortion, but nothing, nada, zip. I am going to try and connect to the small TV. I have the adapter, just need to find the rest of the cable. May be back in Ontario. Back in my previous life, I had an external monitor. Thanks for your input. P.s. I do have an exterior hard drive and backup every night so I am not concerned about losing any data.

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    2. PPS. Sorry, Elaine, if you replied. I just presumed it was Rick.

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    1. Yes, thanks George. I am going to try and find an authorized repair shop tomorrow. I think the repair is going to be too expensive for it to be an option. May as well just bite the bullet and get a new one! It is after all 5 years old and only has a 160 GB hard drive and a pretty slow processor.

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  5. Hey, don't know anything about Apples except the ones you eat or make pies with. I did send a comment on an earlier post and it also was not published.

    I enjoy your blog.

    Steve of PUPPY PATHS.

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    1. No, Steve. I did not see your comment. It is not in my inbox either.

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  6. 4 years is "pushing" the limit for technology life cycle. The new MacBooks are really nice... and yes pricey.

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