Backlight not working is my LVDS connector broken? (SMD close up pic)
The Macbook (A1286, logicboard: 820-2850A) works fine with HDMI and there is image on screen (flashlight behind apple logo shows panel works) but no backlight.
I am not very experienced with macbook repair, but have done SMD soldering before, i have watched a lot of louis rossmann videos on the topic.
Looks like water damage on the board. I have checked the backlight fuse (F9800) and resistors (R9808/R9809) of the voltage divider for the backlight circuit which are all dead. The LVDS connector apparently can sometimes be shorted to ground (according to louis rossmann training guide + videos).
My LVDS connector looks pretty bad (see picture), will i have to replace the whole cable which attaches to the screen or replace the whole screen which comes with a cable? For safety should i also replace and solder a new LVDS connector on the logic board?