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MBP screen died with puff of smoke.

I started up my MBP, A1150 and a puff of smoke rose from behind the display. I now use an external display by mirroring (thanks to CMD-F1).

I can however see faint movement on the display - so it seems like the illumination has gone?

Any advice appreciated.

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The symptoms would indicate a failed inverter board. I've never seen one produce smoke. Before ordering any parts I would open it up and examine it for burned spots. Here's how:

http://www.ifixit.comGuide/Repair/Instal...

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Hook it up to an external monitor. If it works. then it's not the logic board. If Apple is paying for it, let them replace anything they want.

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Rofl. You're right - I'm no expert! External monitor works fine. I opened the machine as you suggested and saw no visible burn marks. Apple in Lisbon tried new monitor without success, and as inverter sits in monitor I assumed that if new monitor didn't work, its not the inverter.

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As I said in September, everything points to a failed inverter or the cables connecting it. The classic diagnostic of this is shinning a flashlight on screen at an angle and seeing the desktop. If Apple in Lisbon knows that it works with an external and suggested a logic board replacement I would not go back to them.

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I had my machine diagnosed by the Apple repair guys in Lisbon and they simply ordered a new display, saying that it's not the inverter board. To their surprise, the new display didn't work and they told me its the logic board that needs replacing.

I always get shivers when 'logic board' gets mentioned.

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Are they paying for it? If not I would look further since you can use an external monitor it does not sound like a logic board to me.

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