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|MacBook Core 2 Duo||
|MacBook Core Duo||
classic cracking in the display bezel and topcase palmrest. Felt like the Mac desirved to be refurbished after the fond college memories
followed the online takeapart guide, was easy as 1 2 3
make sure to retain the plastic fitting clips when removing the old front bezel frame, they are needed in order to hold the bezel in place
Spilled iced tea all over my upper case and my front bezel was showing some age
It went well thanks to the guides
Bezel was cracked in assorted places.
The right and left arrow keys quit working.
The trackpad and select (long key below the trackpad) had issues.
I followed the guides and used the plastic bag method to keep track of the screws, at each step I numbered the bag to the step in the instructions. I found that some of the screws were in the wrong place and that one of the screws was missing.
I had a little trouble getting the screws out of the battery case area.
I modified a phillips screwdriver to 60mm in length and did not have any more issues. The screwdriver you sold me was a bit toooooooo long. The Spudger worked great to get the plug out.
I had a three profanity moment getting it back in.
Took three tries to get the Bezel on correctly .
Go buy a can of compressed air first.
I used "Q" tips and dish soap to clean out the gunk.
I used a scotchbrite pad to polish the contacts
I had to file the little square inserts at the lower edge of the Bezel to get it in and have it fit.
Get a short screwdriver.
I had to use a "C"clamp and two wood blocks to compress the case together. I could not align the screws in the center of the case.
Right and Left arrow keys stopped working
The actuator key below the track pad was sticking.
The bezel was cosmetic .
Mac Store wanted almost $400.00 to do the Fix
When I removed the screws with Fixit instructions The some of the screws were in the wrong holes. this unit had been fixed at a
"mac "repair shop. The screws are in the proper place now.
I used the plastic bag method to tear it down. Placed screws in a small plastic bag and numbered them to match the step in the instructions. Made reassembly real easy.
I had to use a "C" clamp and two blocks of wood to compress the
case and the keypad together to get the the three screws in the battery case in. Your screwdriver is toooo long.
I made one 60mm that is just the right size. Try it!!!!
The replacement worked perfectly, i am still getting used to the
"F" key flacement.
I guessed the tape on the Bezel was to hold in place. After the dry
fit and some minor adjustments i stuck it together and all fit.
Go buy a can of Compressed air first.
Get a 10mm paint brush. Clean the cracks and crevices.
Get a small scotchbright pad to clean the contacts on the case.
The Bezel can be changed without removing the screen from the case. I had to file the edges of the bottom inserts to get them in the frame. (Too much grime.)
The screen in the MacBook (Early 2009) had no light. First I changed the inverter and inverter cable but still no light. So I decided to change the LCD panel as well and this did the trick.
I followed the guide to change the LCD panel and had no big problems.
Invest in proper tools! Screwdrivers and spudgers are mandatory!
Two of the threads in the panel were covered by plastic so it was necessary to punch through the plastic with a sharp tool before fastening the screws.
I purchased two small plastic boxes with many small compartments. In each compartment I placed a small piece of paper with the number of the step in the repair guide. When disassemblng the MacBook I kept the dismounted screws in the correct compartment. In this way it is very easy to assemble the MacBook (reverser order in the guide). Note that not all steps includes loose screws so read the guide before you start!
And - yes it is fun to repair!
It had begun to crack in a few spots.
The repair went very well. I did not need to remove the screen to install the bezel.
Be extra careful with the small clips that help hold the bezel. They are delicate. Pry gently and try to avoid damaging the clips. Use a small flat blade to help install the clips being very easy.
MacBook mid-2007 13" screen cracked when lid pushed too far back. Front display bezel showed signs of wear so decided to replace it at same time.
Parts came on time and safely packed. Printed out guide and followed it religiously. Bought very good small screwdriver set at Home Depot for about $10. Repair successful and fun.
To keep up with screws I used Scotch tape to tape each screw on picture in guide as I removed it. That technique made it very easy to return screws to right place when re-assembling. Recommend not snapping Front Display Bezel into place until everything else installed and screen working. Learned that the hard way. At first attempt I failed to firmly seat backlight cable into connector. So, no lighted screen and had to disassemble to properly seat connector. Wish I hadn't snapped bezel in place until everything working. However, mistake was mine not guide's or iFixIt's. Also, the pieces of yellow tape holding down various wires and ribbon cables were easy to remove put did not stick back down very well. Would like to see iFixIt offer small roll of this tape for purchase. I think it's called Kalon tape.
Because it was broken in half
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