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Old 04-09-2013, 02:05 PM   #1
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I'm looking at an 08 MBP for someone and it's acting kind of acting like its lid switch is malfunctioning. Being a NotAMacGuy, I don't know if the thing even has a lid switch. The lid seems to be magnetized.

While it's on, if you close the lid, it goes to sleep. When you open the lid, the CD drive makes a noise and the backlight will come on for some amount of time...from a fraction of a second to a min or 2. I can see the thing is still on and working, the backlight is just off.

Anyone have any experience with these things?

Any help appreciated!!
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Old 04-10-2013, 07:27 AM   #2
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Ye, lots, but never a mac, it's the inverter in the laptop, be sure to get the correct one, these are easily replaced on your own, just find a youtube guide for your laptop and follow the video.

P.S, Try get the part on ebay, most online retailers expect you to chop your arm and leg off for the price they charge for a inverter, which are made at about 1 each, rip offs
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Ye, lots, but never a mac, it's the inverter in the laptop, be sure to get the correct one, these are easily replaced on your own, just find a youtube guide for your laptop and follow the video.

P.S, Try get the part on ebay, most online retailers expect you to chop your arm and leg off for the price they charge for a inverter, which are made at about 1 each, rip offs
Sweet. I'll check into it. Thanks.
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Sweet. I'll check into it. Thanks.
So...after talking to the owner, he said he already changed that and the behavior continued. Another bad one? Something else?
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Default Re: 08 MacBook screen backlight won't stay on.

I don't know if mac has this but on my HP G7 when you change the power setting to balanced or low power it dims the back lighting. Mac may have some thing similar. Not sure. Worth looking in to though.
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I don't think it's anything like that. The backlight turns completely off...
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Old 04-17-2013, 10:30 PM   #7
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So. Got a new inverter. Still does the same thing. What else could it be? Anyone?
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