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

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What cable is this, and what does it do?

My macbook kept overheating so i took it apart very carefully, and cleaned the fan and around the fan. However, as soon as i put it back together it wouldnt turn on or show any lights at all.

The only problem i could see on closer inspection was that there was a small cable that looked as if it had split, it was a tiny little cable. It connected to a small (see picture) connector on the motherboard, i was just wondering whether this was the problem and what exactly does it do?

Thanks, Ross

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not sure if the photo has appeared so here is another link: http://twitpic.com/2ay5js

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So surely this shouldnt stop the laptop working should it?

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i don't have one, but i think that this should not prevent the macbook from working

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according to the logic board guide - it's the battery indicator cable (see step 15)

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