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Apple products are known for their sleek designs and reliable performance, but they’re not immune to common issues such as backlight problems. If you’re experiencing issues with the backlight on your Apple device, don’t panic! In this post, we’ll discuss the most common backlight repairs for Apple products and how to fix them.

MacBook Backlight Repairs

MacBooks are popular among creatives and professionals alike, but their backlight can sometimes fail. Some common MacBook backlight repairs include:

  • Backlight cable replacement: The backlight cable connects the LCD screen to the logic board, and a faulty cable can cause backlight issues. To replace the cable, you’ll need to disassemble your MacBook and carefully remove the old cable before installing the new one.
  • Backlight fuse replacement: The backlight fuse is a small component that can fail due to power surges or other electrical issues. You’ll need to locate the fuse on your MacBook’s logic board and replace it with a new one.

iPhone Backlight Repairs

iPhones are ubiquitous, but their backlights can also experience issues. Some common iPhone backlight repairs include:

  • Display replacement: If your iPhone’s display is cracked or damaged, it can affect the backlight. Replacing the display will also replace the backlight, and is a relatively simple repair that you can do at home.
  • Backlight filter replacement: The backlight filter is a small component on the iPhone’s logic board that can fail due to liquid damage or other issues. You’ll need to remove the logic board and replace the filter with a new one.

iPad Backlight Repairs

iPads are great for watching movies and browsing the web, but a faulty backlight can ruin the experience. Some common iPad backlight repairs include:

  • Backlight coil replacement: The backlight coil is responsible for regulating the power to the backlight. If it fails, the backlight may not work properly. You’ll need to remove the old coil and replace it with a new one.
  • Backlight driver IC replacement: The backlight driver IC is a small component on the logic board that controls the power to the backlight. If it fails, you’ll need to replace it with a new one.

Backlight issues can be frustrating, but they’re not uncommon. With the right tools and a little know-how, you can fix many common backlight problems on your Apple products. If you’re not comfortable with DIY repairs, consider taking your device to a professional repair service to get it fixed. Don’t let a faulty backlight ruin your Apple experience!

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So that’s it. You’ve decided to take the plunge headfirst into the iPhone’s welcoming smartphone waters

(incidentally, do NOT drop your new iPhone into any water), and you’re pretty sure that you can afford it. I mean, every other person you know seems to have one, and some of those people barely have enough cash to afford the proverbial pot to… well, you know. So how much could they possibly be? Well, that all depends, but they might be a little pricier than you’re expecting. Should you want to just buy the iPhone 5 outright and shop around for month-to-month plans, get ready to drop around $650 for the 16GB version, $750 for the 32GB one, and right about $850 for the 64GB model. Once you’ve dropped all that dough, you can probably find a plan that costs between $45 and $60 a month, for a low-end total of around $1,800 for two years, or the higher-end price of about $2300 for two years.

Should you decide to go with a two-year plan from a major carrier like AT&T, Verizon, or Sprint, you can probably get the iPhone 5 for either $199, $299, or $399 for the 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB models, respectively, with either a new two-year contract, or if you’re eligible for an upgrade. You can usually pay about $200 extra for the option to upgrade early, if you absolutely can’t wait. Most unlimited data packages run between $60 and $100 every month, and some don’t actually include texting or voice calls, so after factoring all of that in, on the low end, you can get the iPhone 5 with a two-year contract and pay around $2000 over the two years, and on the high end, you can get your new iPhone 5 and two-year contract and pay right about $3800 over the next two years.

I know, right?