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MacBook Display Inverter

$29.95

Product code: IF186-038-1
Apple Part #: 922-7375, 922-8280

Product Overview

Replacement Display Inverter for your Macbook

  • Can fix a dead backlight.

Compatibility

Identify your Mac

  • All 13.3" MacBooks (excluding MacBook Unibody and MacBook Air)

Product Details

  $29.95

 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

6 month warranty

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Replacement Guides

MacBook Core 2 Duo

Difficulty: Difficult

MacBook Core Duo

Difficulty: Difficult

 

Compatibility

MacBook Core 2 Duo
1.83 GHz (Core 2 Duo)
2 GHz (C2D, Late 2006)
2 GHz (C2D, Mid 2007)
2 GHz (Early 2009)
2 GHz (Santa Rosa)
2.1 GHz (Penryn)
2.13 GHz (Mid 2009)
2.16 GHz (Core 2 Duo)
2.2 GHz (Santa Rosa)
2.4 GHz (Penryn)
MacBook Core Duo
1.83 GHz (Core Duo)
2 GHz (Core Duo)
 

Stories

My Problem

Display was dark

My Fix

Worked very good

My Advice

No

My Problem

Things happen in runs. I had two clients with the same model Macbook, and each computer had the same problem. The two clients came to me within two days. It seems to be an unlikely coincidence, but maybe it's not.

One computer's display didn't light up at all, though the client said he could get it to light up if the lid lifted just a crack, insufficiently to read it. I couldn't even get it to do that. The other computer did display, but you had to move the lid back and forth several times. I was sure it was on its way out.

My Fix

I knew it was either the inverter or the cable in each case. It might have been both. But since the repair takes so long, I ordered an inverter and a cable for each. I didn't want to do the repair twice for either computer.

The procedure took a long time, even after practice. It took at least three hours for each computer. The hardest part was putting the plastic tabs back into the screen to make the bezel snap in. That took an hour!

The plastic Macbook is not really well made. The plastic case tends to fall apart, and so do some internal plastic pieces. It's a good thing Apple stopped making them. I find it odd that Dell and other companies know how to make a plastic laptop both durable and serviceable. The Apple is neither. Apple computers are normally very durable, but they also tend to be the hardest to service. I don't know why this is. Thank goodness for ifixit, which guides us through it all.

My Advice

Use plenty of light. Use small containers for all the little parts. I also use a digital vernier caliper to measure the lengths of the screws. The measurements I got are different from those on ifixit, so I learned to compensate by a little.

My Problem

Screen blanking at certain screen angles.

My Fix

Exactly as shown on your site. Awesome directions!

My Advice

Read each step carefully before acting. I ended up breaking off microphone piece from circuit board by pulling UP instead of sideways.

My Problem

My son's white Macbook's lcd was not lighting up. The screen was black and the only way to see what was going on was to put a flash light to the screen.

Apple and other repair shops wanted a ton of money to repair and I didn't want to spend that kind of money on a 5yr old system.

My Fix

So I googled the Mac's symptoms and then I found this site and started looking at the repair pictures and figured why not try this myself.

I purchased the display inverter and the inverter cable. Once I recieved the parts I went back to the fixit's site with step by step pictures of how to do the repair. Followed the pictures and to open, replace the parts and close the system back up. Much to my amazment the repair was extremly succsesfull!

My Advice

I saved a ton of money, my son is happy to have is Mac back and I'm thrilled.

This is the best site out there!

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My Problem

The display on my wife's old MacBook would darken to a black screen at the worst possible moment. The iFixit site helped me figure out it was the Display Inverter. I ordered the parts but didn't get to the task until three months later.

My Fix

At first I felt a bit intimidated by the nearly 50 steps for tear-down, but I dove in with confidence. An ice cube tray held the little screws I removed and kept them in order. After two hours, the MacBook was running once again. Now that I've used it for the past month, the symptoms are gone. But, two minor problems remain. (1) the back side of the hinge now has bulging corners (see images) - a reassembly error, and (2) when the angle of the display gets to about 80°, it goes to sleep - the internal switch that triggers display sleep is probably just a bit out of position. The repair was a success.

My Advice

I would have appreciated a "heads-up" with the addition of a comment in the directions when the hinge is removed regarding its reassembly. How do you avoid bulging corners?

My Problem

My 2006 macbook's screen was entering seizure mode. The screen would flicker on and off. The internet said it was most likely the inverter and/or the inverter cable.

My Fix

It was the first time I opened my mac to that degree. It lasted 2-3 hours to take it apart and put it back together. The guides were super helpful and it went super smoothly (besides a couple of shredded screws and what not). I replaced the inverter successfully but the problem persists. I believe it's the inverter cable as it looked pretty messed up.

My Advice

Replace the inverter and the inverter cable at the same time, you don't want to have to open it again if you replace the wrong thing!

My Problem

The screen on my friend's macbook would go dark after about 20 seconds of use. I placed it beneath a work-light and could see image on the screen, so I figured it was the inverter.

My Fix

So many screws and little plastic tabs! I got an 18-egg pack and labeled each hole with the steps that would be involving screws, so I had this nice little screw-separator to keep track of them all. I also had a word document open on my laptop in another window in which I took notes - VERY helpful, weirdly enough.

My Advice

The egg-carton maneuver is killer, I'm assuredly going to do that on all laptops I work on forever. FOREVER

My Problem

I thought it was the inverter but it wasn't and I can't fix it

My Fix

I can't repair it

My Advice

...

My Problem

Screen would go black from time to time, then more frequently until a Pram zap could not bring it back to life. I researched the problem online and the wisdom was that the pram battery was most likely the culprit. If moving the screen created the problem, then the inverter and/or cable was the problem.

My Fix

I began by consulting the local Mac repair shop who informed me (long story short) that there was not pram battery in this model and that I might as well buy myself a new computer. I had found your site, and went back to your excellent manuals and decided to order the inverter and cable. They arrived via Fedex (Tnank god it was not UPS, yiu got my vote one more time there..) and so began the repair. Once I got to the hinge, however, I found that there was indeed and Pram battery and I had to source one out. I decided to replace the parts anyway. I am still awaiting my Pram, so its not back together yet, but I am pleased with myself nonetheless.

My Advice

Advice. Firstly, there are a lot of screws and they are all sizes. I suggest printing off a copy of the tutorial pages an taping the removed screws on in their exact location, keeping the pages in order. this will help when re-assembling. Secondly, the drive needs a small dab of dielectric grease. Thirdly, the foil tape betwixt the superdrive and fan really should be renewed. Fourthly, loctite is a good idea on the screws on reassebly. And lastly a can of compressed air. these are items most of us who don't normally do a computer repair might not have kicking around. A static strap is not necessary but advised and absolutely mandatory if the repair in in a carpeted room. My space is tile and wood floor and I work in bare feet.

My Problem

I did accidentally drop my MacBook and after that all worked well except the backlight. Heard it may be the inverter, so I ordered one from iFixit to get the backlight going again.

My Fix

The process gone quite smoothly, but I had a couple minor difficulties. The lonely screw that's holding the Superdrive (step 20 on the guide) is covered with lot of cables, so it was really hard to get it back. Also on the guide you get the whole display assembly apart from the bottom piece, but my microphone cable was kinda-like-tangled to the subwoofer cable, so it the cable held the top and bottom part, so it was sometimes hard to turn the machine. But apart from them, everything went great!

My Advice

Then I learned it wasn't the inverted, that was broken, so the backlight was still broken. Ordered then the LCD and the Inverter cable to fix it for sure (changed them: now it works!). Good screwdriver is the key to success!