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Model A1181: 1.83, 2, 2.1, 2.13, 2.16, 2.2, or 2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo processor

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How to solder a power button switch to a laptop motherboard

ok so i have a 2007 macbook motherboard im gonna use it with a portable monitor so one thing i dont have a power button and some ppl said to me to solder a switch/button on the motherboard but i dont know where to solder one but thanks i appricaite the help

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For this model I believe the power on pads (marked with a power icon) are located below the fan:

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You can just solder a basic button & two wires to those and you’re set.

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ok i never did this before lol so where could i get wires and what color could i use wires from a phone charger so lol im just trying to understand this correctly ok so i need wires and a button and then i need to solder the wires to the motherboard and then to the button and im all set

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I'm just thinking you get a [button like this](https://www.amazon.com/Twidec-Normal-Mom...) and attach each wire to a pad. A bit pricey, too bad RadioShack went out of business lol — you've gotta be careful though, make sure you don't short out anything else on the board, it's small stuff you're working with.

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