Can backlight of MB Air display be powered on w/o motherboard?
Hi to all electronic wizards,
my 11" 2011 Macbook Air display seemed cracked and had sort of a color bleeding growing from the crack, making it unusable. I swapped it with a new display using a great iFixit guide, so the computer is good as new.
The old display still has nice, even, white light (except from where the crack is, of course), and I thought it could be reused as a small slide sorter, as I have a project coming up where I will be sorting a couple of thousand slides, scanning the best ones.
Does anyone know if it is possible to light the LED backlight of the display without it being connected to a motherboard, for example just by supplying current to the right wires? I have little knowledge of electronics, but have soldered before and I think there is very little to loose here, anyway.
I was hoping someone could suggest a solution, or eventually tell me if this is totally hopeless.
All the best!
I can't align the text with the images, but they show:
- LVDS cable, motherboard end (2 pics)
- LVDS cable and connector on circuit board in the screen
- Flat cable from LED strip
- Connector for LED strip cable