Mid 2006 / model number A1181 / black or white case / 1.83 or 2.0 GHz Intel Core Duo processor.

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Cracked casing on back of laptop

Hello, I dropped my Macbook and unfortunately have cracked the back of the laptop on the casing (just above where the battery compartment is located. The computer still works but I am worried about dust and moisture getting inside the computer. Do you sell a casing and is this easy to fix or quite complicated?


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I agree, it's a difficult procedure, requiring transplanting pretty much all of the MacBook's components to another bottom casing. Although, it is do-able, and iFixit has a guide, so you can see what you're getting into. The bottom casing can be purchased on eBay and probably iFixit for a fairly reasonable price, however there are a couple different versions, so it's important to make sure you get the Core Duo bottom casing and not the Core 2 Duo casing.

If you decide to live with the casing as-is, perhaps some heavy duty clear plastic tape over the cracks would alleviate the concern about dust and moisture.

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the case is not dust or moisture tight anyway - so not much has changed. I agree with ^ that take the crack and live with it for the time being is the most efficient solution


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There doesn't seem to be the part itself for sale but here's the guide for installing it (It's rated "Difficult")

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