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Revived an old Mac

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MacBook Core 2 Duo

MacBook Core 2 Duo Inverter Cable Replacement

MacBook Core 2 Duo Inverter Cable Replacement

1 - 3 uren

Difficult

Mijn probleem

My MacBook was acting up as the screen backlight would work intermittently and began to only work at awkward angles. I did a bit of research and figured it must have been the the inverter cable... and it was, which was great. I just am not ready to give up my black MacBook yet (although Apple certainly has) and having a fully functioning screen is a great pairing with the overall rock-solid performance of this wonderful computer.

Mijn oplossing

Getting to that little cable is no small feat and I considered doing it with the assorted small screw drivers I had on hand, but once I got elbow deep into snapping little clips out of their holders and the such, I was supremely happy that I decided to go for the Pro Tech Toolkit. I used a quite a few more tools than I thought I would, which made the process easier and less damage than I might have done with my existing tools.

I did, however crack the front of my upper case, which I knew could have been a problem. Getting the clips off of the upper case above the optical drive was the real bear. Since I've seen many cracked top cases on other non-operated-on MacBooks of that vintage, I was not all that broken up about it, because that's what super glue is for, right? The computer is going on seven years now.

Mijn advies

There are many screws and small parts that have to be carefully removed to get to the little inverter cable, stay organized. I drew a grid on a blank piece of paper and numbered them off so re-installation just meant putting everything back in the reverse order. That took very little time to set up and saved a headache putting everything back together.

Pro Tech Toolkit afbeelding
Pro Tech Toolkit

$59.99

MacBook Santa Rosa/Penryn Inverter Cable afbeelding
MacBook Santa Rosa/Penryn Inverter Cable

$14.99

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