FlexGate – The bank screen issue with Apple laptops – What to and how to
Many Mac users might experience issues with the display.
The main problem appears as blank screen. Once you open the laptop, all the rest looks working. The keyboard is lit, and sound is coming, all as normal but no image on the screen.
This issue is well known to mac users today and the proper name for the issue is FLEX-GATE PROBLEM.
If you are in doubt, if you think you have this issue, here are the easy steps to assess:
1. Start up the computers as normal
2. If there is no image, after 1 minute just close the lid and wait another 1 minute so the laptop will go to sleep.
3. Now open the laptop, only 1″ so the front of the lid is approx. 2.5 centimeters away from the base.
4. In moments the image should be there.
If this works, the assessment is done, and you need to find a repair shop to be able to fix this fault.
In a small number of cases, this will not work as the damage is greater but likely still the same issue.
In some cases, the fault starts with a pseudo effect – “STAGE LIGHT”, so the back-light on the screen appears like from the bottom of the LCD you are experiencing a beam of light, then shade and then a beam of light and this repeats on the bottom of the screen from left to right till the edge.
The usual repair time is 90 minutes for this problem.
The standard cost is £149.