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Replacing the Display Inverter on a 2 GB Macbook

leonh74 -

MacBook Core Duo

MacBook Core Duo Inverter Replacement

MacBook Core Duo Inverter Replacement

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Mijn probleem

Our daughter visited us this past summer and brought her white 2 gb Macbook with her. She told us that it was getting hard to see anything on the screen. The Macbook became a desktop when the LCD went dark, only displaying vague shadows. In order to see anything an external monitor was connected. The external monitor worked perfectly so I thought it would be prudent to attempt to replace the inverter. I reviewed the guides and decided that I could handle the repair.

Mijn oplossing

SUCCESS! Replacement of the inverter was easy following careful removal of the screen bezel which revealed three screws holding the clutch cover. i removed the screws. I didn't end up following the guides as I discovered that it was not necessary to remove any components. Instead, I was able to remove the unscrewed clutch cover directly by using a spudger and the Sesamo opening tool to slightly raise an edge and then wiggling it free, revealing the inverter. Replacement of the inverter immediately revealed that the computer was freed from the bonds of the external monitor returning it to its original use as a portable device. Removal and replacement of the inverter was made simple according to final pictures in the guides showing the Inverter being unplugged. I removed the battery before beginning the repair. My process took no more than 1/2 hour to complete from beginning to end.

Mijn advies

Before attempting to replace the Display Inverter I recommend thinking through the process and studying the appropriate guides to make sure that you have the correct model. I discovered that clips holding the screen bezel are quite fragile making removal a careful and gentle operation. Work slowly. I don't have any pictures of my procedure but hope that my brief description gives you an idea of my shortcut. I appreciate the detailed guides as the two I reviewed gave me inspiration to undertake the repair.

MacBook Display Inverter afbeelding
MacBook Display Inverter


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