Reset Macbook Pro LED backlight: solve dark bands on the screen

Reset Macbook Pro LED backlight

Here is the magic key command to reset Macbook Pro Led Backlight:

ctrl-shift-eject

You can use this key command to (temporary) fix the problem of dark bands showing on the screen.  Note that the screen will go black, just press any key to wake it up again.

I had this problem, and it took me a while to find out I didn’t have to replace the led inverter board, but could just hit this key command every now and then when the problem’s there.

Here’s a link to the official Apple page.

2 thoughts on “Reset Macbook Pro LED backlight: solve dark bands on the screen

    1. You also have the dark-bands-problem? Or something else? It might just be a broken LED-controller board. Maybe try, if you haven’t already, to reset the SMC and/or PRAM/NVRAM. Have a google for the right key combinations for your laptop. :-)

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