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Backlight connector needs to be replaced on MacBook 13" (2007)

The back light goes in and out. The connector was not replaced when it was getting repaired now it is messed up.

Anyway would love to get help on how to fix it. I can get the part for like $20-30 instead of paying $100+ for labor.

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What are the last three digits of your serial number? This might help us finding the right part for your computer.


Last serial # is Z62


MacBook "Core 2 Duo" 2.0 13" (White-SR) 2.0 GHz Core 2 Duo (T7300)


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Well, I know what it is. While I browsing this website I found the piece. I just didn't remember the name. As I saw the step by step guide I'm not even sure if I am capable of trying to fix it. Also I see there is 2 different models.

Anyway my issue was my screen kept flickering on/off and the cable I needed was something inverter.

Sorry if I wasted your time.


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That''s a very advanced/finicky DIY repair an easier DIY repair (you could easily end up doing this anyway if the light replacement is beyond you) is to replace the entire display. You have to remove the display to get at the light, then disassemble/reassemble the display.

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Sounds like your Inverter and the inverter cable need replacing, follow these guides:

MacBook Core 2 Duo Inverter Image


MacBook Core 2 Duo Inverter Replacement

Difficulty: Difficult2 hours

MacBook Core 2 Duo Inverter Cable Image


MacBook Core 2 Duo Inverter Cable Replacement

Difficulty: Difficult1 - 3 hours

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