Black screen, but fan and Magsafe operational, PSU pinout tested OK
All right, so I bought a dead Thunderbolt display 27” (for 7 EUR) and I want to fix it and would appreciate any help or comments.
- Magsafe charging works.
- The internal fan is running, and since it’s getting power and signal from the logic board, I reckon the logic board is not entirely dead.
What doesn’t work:
The display, USB etc is not recognised by the Macbook Pro. The display does not show any kind of image. The computer doesn’t even react (i e flicker) when the TB cable is inserted/pulled out. This MBP works perfectly with other Apple displays.
- Any tips on where to get hold of a Thunderbolt 2 cable to see if the internal one is bad? I don’t want to spend 25-30 EUR on a cable if that is not the issue.
- If anyone has a replacement glass, I am interested in buying..
- Is there any kind of fuses or similar safety feature that would cause the logic board to not power up?
- Any tips on troubleshooting the logic board further?
I successfully repaired the display!
The problem was the All-in-one-cable.
I suspected the cable after visually inspecting the PSU and logic board, which looked fine. I also measured correct voltages coming from the PSU, and also seeing that the logic board spun up the fan, so it seemed to be at least somewhat functional.
The AIO cable was 25 EUR from eBay and the display now works perfectly!