When I arrived at home today, my Macbook Pro was frozen. When I rebooted, the backlight looks like this:

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After logging in, I can still see the backlight edges, as if it's turned too brightly, or "burned out".

The model is a MJLQ2. External monitor outputs work fine. I turned off Flux and Night Shift, but the problem persists. Calibrating white point did not fix it either.

Is this reparable and is it covered under warranty?


Is it repairable?

Yes. The backlight or the entire screen assembly can (should) be replaced. This is something you can do yourself with a replacement LCD and the instructions from ifixit.com. It's basically removing the back panel, disconnect the display and WiFi cables, then detaching the assembly brackets/hinges.

is it covered under warranty?

When did you purchase it? Within 1 year (US) it will be covered. Is you MacBook Pro still covered under AppleCare (extended warranty)? If not, it's likely this will be an out-of-pocket expense.

Check your Apple service coverage to verify.

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