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|MacBook Core 2 Duo||
|MacBook Core Duo||
October 10, 2012
I got a christmas gift 2-3 years ago : a magic mouse!! After several months of happy use, the bluetooth started having some down times... I checked everywhere on the web for answers, but found none that really helped except that one where the heat seems to affect the bluetooth circuit. After opening my macbook 2-3 times I figured that the bluetooth cable linking the motherboard and the BT board seemed to be the problem ergo my fix!
The repair went very well! No trouble at all except a couple of screws that are damaged a bit after the fourth opening of the laptop. Hopefully, it lasts for another 2 years (8 total!!) After that... probably retirement :)
Pressing on the keyboard around the center near the "U" key would often help to regain BT function for a while. I think it might have been a broken wire in the cable between the BT and mother boards. If this happens to you, the first hardware fix I would try is changing the MacBook Bluetooth Board!! The ifixit guide is already very good help for this and their parts are affordable and good!
April 4, 2012
MacBook Core 2 Duo, 2Ghz, Black model, Late 2006, A1181.
Bluetooth not found, Heat on cpu-core up to 90 degrees Celsius, Fan got noisy and Dvd not accepting or ejecting disks.
I don't know ware the magic has gone. It's not here any more.
After a "practice run" before I got my parts everything went smooth. Thanks to the different guides on iFixit all the repairs felt solid. UNTIL... I booted up my machine and everything worked great I thought. Time for the real TEST, the DVD Drive. It did not accept my disk! Something was blocking the entry. I finally got a disk inside by forcing it in there, not a god idea. The disk mounted on the desktop but now something was blocking it from ejecting. I let my mac and myself get some rest over the night and in the morning I opened the mac again to physically remove the disk from the drive. After reinserting the dvd drive and booting my mac it accepts and ejects disks properly. Now the Magic is back!!
My advice is to not be scared by all the Magic hiding inside your device. By following the guides you are safe(er) than just going on your own.
December 3, 2011
My Bluetooth would work sometime and then drop out. Tried all the suggestions online and even upgraded my system with no luck. I had no choice but to replace hardware.
The Macbook come apart easily except for one corner which I had a lot of trouble with. The instruction on ifit were detailed and easy to understand. Put it back together and my Bluetooth has worked perfectly and not missed a beat. Thanks ifitit
Use an egg carton to organize the many screws and steps.