Replacing the LCD screen on my MacBook A1342
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The screen started turning "white". At first i could move the hinged top/display. The computer still ran, but the display appeared to freeze. The problem got worse and eventually I had to flex the display to get it to work. So I decided to have it repaired.
I found the repair guide on thed t iFixit site and read through it. The level of difficulty was listed as "difficult". I decided to take it to the Apple store and see what it would cost to repair so I made an appt. The person said that it would cost $280 (minimum). He recommended buying a new Mac (of course). or purchase a Mini display to VGA adaptor. I bought the adaptor and tried that. Was marginally satisfied with that. So I decided to order the replacement LCD from iFixit and a few tools.
The hardest part about the replacement/repair was getting the display cable connected on to the new LCD because it is so small and there is very little slack in the cable. I used the spudger and the clip on the cable to guide the connector back on. But I am glad that I did it and saved some money and the MacBook is good again!