Model A1181: 1.83, 2, 2.1, 2.13, 2.16, 2.2, or 2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo processor

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Why won't my computer boot up?

I just fixed my heatsink today, and after putting everything back together my computer would power on but the keyboard and mouse wouldn't work. I looked under the hood again but now my computer won't start up at all. The only thing I've noticed is that the cable for the keyboard/trackpad seems to have split along the side -- as in, the plastic casing has split open but the wires are intact.

Help! I just spent a bunch of money to get a new battery and to fix the heatsink, and I really don't want all my work today to have gone to waste. (I'm also in a foreign country with few resources so finding a new keyboard might be tough.)

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Sounds like your upper case cable either needs to be reseated or replaced. Here's guide for doing that: MacBook Core 2 Duo Upper Case Cable Replacement

Here's the part: MacBook Upper Case Cable

Bfore ordering any parts please give us the last three figures of your serial number so we can make sure it's correct.

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MacBook Upper Case Cable


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(Sorry for the extreme delay in this.)

A friend had the same model MacBook as I do, but it had died ages ago, so he mailed me his top case. I swapped them and everything has been working fine.

Now my laptop looks like a Holstein cow: it's black but with a white battery and white top case :)


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Try to put all parts appart and then rebuilding it will be something to try.

Be carefull read a good guide to make sure u do everything correctly.

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