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MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2009

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MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2009 DC-In Board Replacement

1 - 3 uren

Difficult

Mijn probleem

Typical starving artist, photographer, graphic designer, jack of all things...creative. Repairing the tools of my trade out of neccessity is usually my only fesible option compared to the other choices:

1) Finding a repair service that is a costly, frustrating, long process.

2) Miraculously finding a way to follow the suggested 'trend' of replacing my gear every year.

3) Being given all brand new gear by a kind individual just for doing an accurate impersonation of Chewy. (I've really been holding out for this one.)

Anyway. When the power button was pressed nothing happened. Dead. No battery indicator of any kind. The brand new charger barely lit up with a faint green.

Mijn oplossing

Decided to replace DC-in Board. Got it in. Everything went smooth. Got a charge light. Got a battery indicator. Got it turned on. Battery 100% charged. Unfortunately, a hodgepodge of keys on the keyboard are functioning improperly. This was probably the main problem all along because fiddling with the keyboard ribbon and using the power pads is what really seemed to get everything functioning back to normal (aside from the keyboard issue.)

The real issue? It's hard to tell if a case/keyboard replacement is all it needs, or if there are darker problems lying beneath the logic board? A wireless keyboard does work for now. There may also be a heat sink problem associated with this. The bottom case gets very hot only on one half of the laptop...the logic board/heat sink side.

Mijn advies

The Force is strong in you? Easy slugger, to much of that will defiantly disturb the balance of your equipment . Use the right tool for the job and a bit of patience and a full teardown becomes quite reasonable.

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