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My old Mac is Back!

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MacBook Core Duo

MacBook Core Duo Inverter Replacement

MacBook Core Duo Inverter Replacement

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Display went dark. Diagnosed problem to a display backlight inverter or data cable.


Ifixit help guides allowed me to try an initial repair by switching parts from another MacBook that had died years ago. That operation was not successful, but based on my comfort with Ifixit's help guides, and the relatively low price for parts, I decided to order parts and give it a shot. This time the operation was a success! I am writing this on the old MacBook!


If you don't have one, buy a screwdriver with your parts! I did, It was well worth the extra $5, due to the incredible time saved compared to using the old "glasses repair kit" screwdriver during my initial, unsuccessful attempt at scavenging parts from an old machine.

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Phillips #00 Screwdriver


crwdns2886500:0MacBook Display Invertercrwdne2886500:0
MacBook Display Inverter


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MacBook Display Data Cable


crwdns2886500:0MacBook (Core Duo/Core 2 Duo) Inverter Cablecrwdne2886500:0
MacBook (Core Duo/Core 2 Duo) Inverter Cable


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