Black screen after water spill, no picture
I was unlucky to spil water on the screen (not on the keyboard). I could see the water drops out of the bottom of the screen. Then I let the MB dry for a couple of days. When I turned it on the startup picture showed and then it turned black. After a new restart the same thing happened, startup picture for a few seconds and then black. Now there is no picture at all. I inspected the LVD cable to the LCD and it seems it had got som liquid. Cleaning it with alcohol did not help. Now there is no picture at all. So the question is - I guess the LED is water damaged. Do you think it would be enough to change the LED or do I need to change the LVD cable also? There is no sign of spill on the motherboard. Thanks for any help!
Forgot to say - the MB chimes on startup and I hear the drive working hard so I guess it is in working condition besides the LED.
I need help on this same issue. Wife spilled tea on key board of a 2008-09 era macbook, model no. MB466LL/A. LCD Screen went immediately black. Tried opening up back and drying out. Also tried replacing the LCD. New LCD still black. Externl video cable works on a large screen tv. Computer processor appears to work fine, hard drive, usb, all applications, etc.
Not sure what to replace to fix. I see that Mayer recommended replacing the LDVS cables. Newegg has them for $16, not the 90 to 400 you mention above.