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

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Inverter, minor logic board trace damage, possible repair?


I have MacBook Core Duo A1181 1.83 logic board, I did a complete overhaul and replaced the screen casing and lower case.

After I put it back together I connected it to the 60W new gen magsafe.

As soon as I connected the power adapter (the battery was not inserted btw) I saw a spark close to the inverter connector and quickly removed the charger.

I then reconnected it and no spark, so I connected the keyboard and switched it on, the inverter wasn t working.

I then decided to wipe off some of the burnt silicon to see whether the connection would be improved, that made the inverter work for about 5min, so I cleaned it up some more and in doing so disconnected or lifted up a part of the copper trace.

Is it possible to repair it myself?

If that is the case, is there anyone out there who knows what I should reconnect it to?

I have attached a picture so you can all see the damage.

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Thanks for reading:)


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This is the volunteer DIY help board. Logic board repair is beyond most DIYers they don't have the proper tools or skills. Find an electronics repair shop in your area and get a quote.

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