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MacBook Upper Case Cable

$29.95

Product code: IF186-092
Apple Part #: 922-7991

Product Overview

Replace a damaged upper case cable and restore function to your upper case again. This cable transmits that data from the power button, keyboard, and trackpad to your MacBook's logic board

Note: There are two different types of cables for the MacBook. The older version uses a brown Foxconn cable and the newer version uses a silver cable. The cable must be replaced with a similar cable or your upper case will not function properly.

Compatibility

Identify your Mac

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

Product Details

$29.95 Brown

 
 

Condition:

Used, fully tested

Warranty:

6 month warranty

$29.95 Silver

 
 

Condition:

Used, fully tested

Warranty:

6 month warranty

 

Replacement Guides

MacBook Core 2 Duo

Difficulty: Moderate

MacBook Core Duo

Difficulty: Moderate

 

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

Failed Logic Board. But in the process of removing the upper case to get to the logic board, the upper case cable connector fell to bits, but ifixit had one in stock.

My Fix

The repair went easy peasy with ifixit's guide, seriously. Not a screw left over.

My Advice

Having the right tools makes all the difference.

paulxpac's Story Photo #230145

My Problem

My MacBook (Model 1181) is in pristine condition, so getting a new one seemed wasteful. After doing an internet search on possible causes of intermittent track pad and keyboard failure, I found it to be a consistent problem with these models. I ran thru the prescribe checks and decided to change out the upper case cable instead of the whole upper case, $30.00 vs. $150.00 plus.

My Fix

As with all thing electrical, sometimes connections need to be reseated, particularly in humid environments. This combined with warm up and cool down of the computer, over time connections may fail. I replaced the cable for good measure which corrected the problem.

iFixit's repair manuals are great. Following the step by step instructions and using the right tools, makes changing parts a breeze. With every Mac I buy, I at least keep a copy of certain iFixit repair manual for emergency use. Thanks, iFixit.com!!!

My Advice

Hint: I placed double stick tape on some paper and place my screws in order of removal on the tap. I also made any notes to myself where needed. This made it exceptionally easy to find the right screw for the right hole on reassembly.

lxtc's Story Photo #225913

My Problem

My upper case cable didn't like disassemblies much so I had to get a more cooperative one. / Excédé par des démontages intempestifs mon câble de clavier a décidé de cesser toute collaboration avec moi, d'où remplacement par un collègue au caractère plus docile.

My Fix

Thanks to the guide, all went smoothly. / Grâce au guide, ça a été du nanan.

My Advice

Yup, contrary to the green tip of the fat cable (on the left) the blue tip of the upper case cable must be side down/ Faire attention à ce que le bout bleu du câble soit tourné vers le bas.

My Problem

I had opened up my MacBook to replace my optical drive with a SATA cable so that I could connect my external SATA drive internally and get the speeds that I need. After opening the case so many times, I guess the cable just broke. This being the case, my trackpad and internal keyboard no longer functioned, and I had to go about a week using a 10 year old Apple Keyboard and Mighty Mouse. This was very cumbersome and awkward, as I am a college student and use my laptop for lectures.

My Fix

The repair went very well. All I did was take out the top, take off the old cable, put the new cable in (making sure that picky connector connecting the trackpad was really in well), and then put the top back on. Keyboard and trackpad (and power button) now work perfectly like nothing had happened.

My Advice

If you are a techie like me, you will have no problem performing this (or almost any) repair. If not, be sure to take a look at the guides on how to handle opening your case as you have to be careful not to break anything.

My Problem

I was upgrading a computer for a kid down the street. The original plan was to upgrade his hard drive and RAM. Once we accomplished that we decided to upgrade his OS as well. That's where the "scope creep" began. His DVD player was kapoot and we couldn't get the Snow Leopard DVD out of his machine. The computer took it in but would not spit it out. Nothing worked to remedy the situation. iFixit to the rescue! We easily found the guide in replacing the DVD player. It was a step by step process. No issues until we came to the part of releasing the cable. Unfortunately when you finally pry that cable loose it destroys itself coming out of the slot. iFixit must know this because they have a link and a guide within the step by step instructions. I ordered the new cable, installed it and viola! One happy kid down the street who has been instructed to "Pay it Forward" to repay me for the service work I performed on his MacBook. I will check in with his brother and sister after the holiday to see if he's keeping up his end of the bargain.

My Fix

With the help of iFixit, everything went very smoothly.

My Advice

Keep track of your screws. I placed everything on a white cloth in the order it came out and covered it with 2" blue painters tape.

My Problem

I started out having to replace the Dvd drive as it was not working. I was putting everything back when I broke the keyboard ribbon cable.

My Fix

I used the ifixit repair guides and it went smoothly. They are fantastic! My MacBook is working fine with a brand new dvd superdrive. The keyboard and the buttons work fine.

My Advice

I would say to use bathroom cups for the screws to keep them separate. It sure would have helped to have a screw driver with a magnetic tip. It is very difficult to get the screws just right back into the tiny hole.

My Problem

I couldn't start the laptop, so I had to fix it.

My Fix

It went perfectly, I've received the parts in just five days, by regular mail. Considering that I live in Spain. That was very fast.

My Advice

Just be very careful with the Mackbook Upper case and it should go fine, and that in the other end of the cable(the one closer to the keyword, not the closer one to main board), you have to lift a small plastic that retains the cable. In stead of just pulling the cable out.

My Problem

I wanted to resell my MacBook rather than throw it in the garbage. The problem was the broken keyboard cable. So for $33 dollars and 30 minutes of my time I have a working MacBook that I can sell back to Apple for $221. Net gain of $188. Just enough to reinvest in a new iPod nano.

My Fix

Much easier than it looked from the photos.

My Advice

Your old Mac is worth money. Fix it so someone else can use it.

Go to http://www.apple.com/recycling/gift-card...

to see how much you can get.

My Problem

I was following another iFixit guide, replacing the Bluetooth module of my MacBook (this was a success), when I discovered that during the disassembly I had caused the failure of the keyboard and trackpad. Guessing that I had somehow damaged the Upper Case Cable, I ordered this part from iFixit and replaced it. A fix that caused me to need another fix (ugh).

My Fix

I had no issues with the Upper Case Cable replacing. It is, however, an extremely delicate part, involving precise placement and near microscopic ZIF socket release bars. I am just glad none of those broke off.

My Advice

You really need the spudger tool for this task. It may seem simple, but it's essential. Get it.