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So, a friend of mine completely destroyed (I think) the screen of her laptop - a Mac Book. It happened when it fell of a table. However, apple wants some $800 to fix it. As that's an insane amount of money, she asked me first. The thing is, knowing apple, I know basically 2 things:
1. Getting a replacement screen is probably hard
2. If its NOT a broken screen (i think it is, but anyway), fixing it will be hard.

Here is the pic I was sent.
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Quote:
Although orange-red stripes appear once i turn on the computer on, they change color to greens and blues and white and yellow bands after a while.

It sounds normal when it first boots up. But there's a plane grey- blue desktop for a few seconds, although one darker vertical line plays on it. After that, the color bands appear.

From what I understand, the screen SEEMS to be fine durring boot, but then gets progressively worse. So basically:
1. Is it a totaled screen? (I think it is)
2. Is it fixable/replaceable? (I know you can replace the screen on some laptops)
3. If it is replaceable, where do I go about getting a replacement screen?
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So, a friend of mine completely destroyed (I think) the screen of her laptop - a Mac Book. However, apple wants some $800 to fix it. As that's an insane amount of money, she asked me first. The thing is, knowing apple, I know basically 2 things:
1. Getting a replacement screen is probably hard
2. If its NOT a broken screen (i think it is, but anyway), fixing it will be hard.
Here is the pic I was sent.
640
Here is the description:
Quote:
Although orange-red stripes appear once i turn on the computer on, they change color to greens and blues and white and yellow bands after a while.
It sounds normal when it first boots up. But there's a plane grey- blue desktop for a few seconds, although one darker vertical line plays on it. After that, the color bands appear.
From what I understand, the screen SEEMS to be fine durring boot, but then gets progressively worse. So basically:
1. Is it a totaled screen? (I think it is)
2. Is it fixable/replaceable? (I know you can replace the screen on some laptops)
3. If it is replaceable, where do I go about getting a replacement screen?

Could be the gpu, might just need a reflow.
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That might be it. I forgot to mention that this happened AFTER it was dropped from a table.
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if the picture is fine at boot it's probably the gpu. You could always check with a external monitor to make sure the hardware is fine before buying things for it.
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