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Inverter cable changing

Nicolas Broussard -

MacBook Core Duo

MacBook Core Duo Inverter Cable Replacement

MacBook Core Duo Inverter Cable Replacement



My backlight was flashing as I opened/closed the screen of my MB Core 2 Duo (not Santa Rosa). In the most critical times I had to spend minutes finding the perfect angle of screen opening to have a constant backlight.


I took it with patience, and had to completely open my MB four or five times in the end.

I first wanted to simply clean and localise the problem...

I then ordered an inverter chip, which was not the source of my problem in the end.

I then ordered the inverter cable at the old iFixIt supplier : I ordered the 3pin (right one) and recieved the 4pin (wrong one). too bad.

In the end I sorted it out ordering directly on who did better job than Powerbookmedics, and i really want to thank them for this caution ! :)

The complete repair process (with the right piece, the right tools & a little bit of habit coming with time) took me about 2 hours. It was really easier than I thought !

My only advice is :

Don't hesitate to open your old malfunctioning devices, you're not obliged to always buy new ones !!! it cost me about 30€ of tools & pieces to give my MacBook a new youth ! ;)

And my only precautions are always :

1) Be careful with static electricity,

2) Take a paper sheet with some temporary glue to keep all the pieces & screws on their respective step number,

3) Be PATIENT & take your time !! You'll get it done easy.

Thank you iFixIt !!!


There is a step in double in the guide !

Step #20 & #29 are almost the same (one screw in double), which can be troubling when you follow the tutorial in reverse at the end.

I would simply delete step #29.

Thank you again !

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MacBook (Core Duo/Core 2 Duo) Inverter Cable


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