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Tom Detert -

MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2009

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

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

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Mijn probleem

Doing repairs for a local School district, I'd received a Mac Book from a shop teacher. Any question I'd had about the quality of Apple products was answered after seeing the amount of abuse it had taken before having Magsafe DC-in Board fail.

Mijn oplossing

The repair itself isn't overly difficult and this is the 3rd time doing this exact repair, but each time I have had a devil of a time reconnecting (step 11-step 13) the keyboard ribbon cable and the keyboard back-light. Apple doesn't leave much slack in the cable, so once it seems it is in place and locked down, I'd test it and find that I was wrong as the bugger would pop out.

Mijn advies

First I tried a nice "Locking Tweezer" that I have, but that would not apply equal forward pressure and only one corner of the cable was going in. As I address that one, the other one would pop out.

Then I thought I would wait to secure the logic board in place, until after connecting the two cables believing that I would have better luck maneuvering the board to the cables.... rather than maneuvering the cables to the board. That procedure has worked well has worked well for me in the past on some Chromebooks...but not here. I'd get one in place and locked down, only to see it pop out as I addressed the other. (wack-a-mole)

Best bet is to secure the logic-board, and then place a plastic spudger between the wall of the chassis and the Key-Board ribbon cable, while maneuvering the connector end of the cable into position with another spudger. (kinda chop-sticking it). This means the only forward force on the cable is applied via the spudger (The one placed between the chassis and cable). Once in place, I locked it down and taped it down using Mylar Tape, before addressing the Back-light connector cable.

MacBook Pro Unibody 13" and 15" MagSafe DC-In Board afbeelding
MacBook Pro Unibody 13" and 15" MagSafe DC-In Board


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