Mid 2006 / model number A1181 / black or white case / 1.83 or 2.0 GHz Intel Core Duo processor.

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How to determine if Flex Cable or Top Case defective?

Hey guys,

my A1181 stopped working from now to then.

So I checked all voltages and stuff, everything was fine. The last try was the one I should have checked first: Just shortened the two pads on the board and voilá, everything is back.

So how can I see what I should replace - just the cable or the whole topcase? My multimeter probes are too large for a continuity test on the cable. But at least it looks good :)

Are there any tests I could do with the topcase or is there anything I can fix without totally damaging it? I see it is held together by just plastic "bolts" which would be destroyed. Am I correct?

I did not see a Teardown of the Topcase revealing its power and data lines so I’m curious if this is even fixable.

Cheers

Jonas

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There are 17 machines with the A1181 designation. Please pick one: http://www.everymac.com/ultimate-mac-loo...

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Dear mayer, The question is regarding the top case which is the same on all models (but the flex cable) - I posted all relevant information. I was more rude before I read your "about" - though I’m still wondering why it is important which model is below the top case. It’s a 820 2496A. Regards to LBB

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I ordered another topcase from classifieds and it turned out that it was the flex cable! Weird as it wasnt moved so I would not have the idea that this cable can be worn out like the one for the inverter or similar which is moved oftn.

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