13" aluminum unibody, 2.0 or 2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo processor.

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No Power after disassembly and keyboard replacement

A1278 Macbook 13.3"

I purchased a liquid damaged A1278 13.3" Macbook on E-bay. When I recieved it itworked perfect except for the keyboard. I ordered a new keyboard and installed it but after reassemby no power. I have tried resitting the keyboard connection, power button, and DC board to no avail. I have been buying and repairing A1181 macbooks with success for a couple years but am stumped on my first A1278. Any Suggestions?

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There are 12 A1278 machines. Could you give us the last three figures of the serial number?


Part No. MB466LL/A

Serial No. W8902N3E1AQ


Apple MacBook "Core 2 Duo" 2.0 13" (Unibody) Specs

Identifiers: Late 2008 Aluminum - MB466LL/A - MacBook5,1 - A1278 - 2254


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If it worked with the old top case and not the new, I'd question who your supplier is. Did you replace the top case or just the keyboard?

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