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Eric Hawkins

Macbook 12" display issues

1 minute ago, Eric Hawkins said:

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One of those is display, the other is webcam.

 

The main display cable is the one that's too short. I believe it is the one you mentioned first that you see.

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My friend recently gave me his 12" macbook (2016) to see if I can fix. It is a display issue. A year ago someone had knocked into his screen, making it really flimsy past a certain point of opening. This is not a huge issue, but the more troubling issue is that display started to flicker recently, and now starts to show color bars and then goes to completely white when fully extended. I opened up the laptop using the ifixit guide to check to display cable, but nothing looks out of place. I want to buy a replacement display cable via ifixit, but I want to know if there is anything else I should try before buying the cable. Any suggestions?

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16 minutes ago, Eric Hawkins said:

My friend recently gave me his 12" macbook (2016) to see if I can fix. It is a display issue. A year ago someone had knocked into his screen, making it really flimsy past a certain point of opening. This is not a huge issue, but the more troubling issue is that display started to flicker recently, and now starts to show color bars and then goes to completely white when fully extended. I opened up the laptop using the ifixit guide to check to display cable, but nothing looks out of place. I want to buy a replacement display cable via ifixit, but I want to know if there is anything else I should try before buying the cable. Any suggestions?

9.9/10 chance the cable.

 

It sounds like somebody knocked the screen all the way back, yes? The big brains at Apple made the cable too short to allow the screen to rotate the degree the hinges can. This is a known issue with the 2015/2016 MacBook.

 

I love Apple, I really do, but this is one of those fluke products.


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9 minutes ago, SenpaiKaplan said:

9.9/10 chance the cable.

 

It sounds like somebody knocked the screen all the way back, yes? The big brains at Apple made the cable too short to allow the screen to rotate the degree the hinges can. This is a known issue with the 2015/2016 MacBook.

 

I love Apple, I really do, but this is one of those fluke products.

Ok just want to make sure we are talking about the same cable. There is are two cables I see inside. There is the one I see that extends from the bottom of the computer to behind the display:

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 and there is another I see on ifixit this one which connects the cable above to the logic board:
Disconnect the display cable by gently pulling it straight out of its connector.

Which cable would you say needs replacing?

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1 minute ago, Eric Hawkins said:

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One of those is display, the other is webcam.

 

The main display cable is the one that's too short. I believe it is the one you mentioned first that you see.


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12 minutes ago, SenpaiKaplan said:

One of those is display, the other is webcam.

 

The main display cable is the one that's too short. I believe it is the one you mentioned first that you see.

Alright I'll give it a shot, thank you

 

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