Mid 2009 Model A1278 / 2.26 or 2.53 GHz Core 2 Duo processor EMC 2326

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SMD blew apart after reassembly.

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After installing a replacement keyboard and reassembling the laptop it began booting normally but the display went to question mark and couple seconds later I heard a POP. Not good. Logic board is marked 820-2879-B. The popped component is located on the heat sink side of the board at the opposite end from the ports. The location is highlighted with a red circle. I need to know if it was a fuse, diode, inductor or cap and what it's value is because there's nothing left of it to ID. Found a bent pin at the camera connector, it maybe touched ground.

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Gary, that is reference designator L3404 which is a 120ohm 1.5A inductor (coil) in a 0402 package.

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Awsome! I'm an old bird, too! Fixing everything my whole life and even had pretty good luck with computers so far. Thank you very kindly for your help.


you are welcome. Best of luck to you. BTW welcome to ifixit.


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