MacBooks powers up but dim display
I'm having a few issues with a A1226 Macbook Pro which I have a slight idea of the issue but don't want to start ordering parts unless I am certain.
I read a few other questions here with users having similar issues however mine seems to be slightly different (of course) :/
When the Mac powers on I can see a VERY faint image on the LCD when held into the light. I tried connecting to an external monitor and get nothing at all (the monitor doesn't even post) This could possibly be caused by not having a hard drive in the unit as the external monitor usually turns on once the OS has booted? Please correct me if I am wrong.
With that being said, do you guys think its the inverter board or the Left I/O board? I was thinking it could possibly be the inverter board but no video on the external monitor is making me think otherwise.. unless its not turning on because I have no drive in the unit.
I would appreciate any help that you guys can offer. Thank god for this website and all the great users. Gotta love the iNet! :)