MacBook Santa Rosa/Penryn Inverter Cable

MacBook Santa Rosa/Penryn Inverter Cable

$14.99

$14.99

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Product Details

Features

Features

The first step to fixing pesky inverter issues.

Connects the logic board to the display inverter. Only compatible with newer Santa Rosa and Penryn machines.

Before ordering a new inverter cable, be sure you are buying one with the correct connector for your machine. This Santa Rosa/Penryn inverter cable has a much slimmer three-wall connector on the side that connects to the logic board. The Core Duo/Core 2 Duo inverter cable can be found here.

Compatibility

MacBook Core 2 Duo
2 GHz (Early 2009)
2 GHz (Santa Rosa)
2.1 GHz (Penryn)
2.13 GHz (Mid 2009)
2.2 GHz (Santa Rosa)
2.4 GHz (Penryn)

Repair Stories

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My Problem

Screen cutting on and off when you open the lid hinge.

My Fix

Ordered the cable from I fix it. Looked at the documentation with the computer but I accidentally ordered the wrong cable. They took the improper cable back without question. Order the new cable. Follow the instructions on the Internet they provi . . .

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My Problem

Intermittent backlight display when moving the screen.

My Fix

Long and requires a bit of planing and organisation, but no real problem ahead.

My Advice

I use a sheet of papers on which I draw little "boxes" with iFixit steps numbers, to store the screws in order step by step.

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My Problem

Moving the screen and cover caused the screen to blip in and out, the cable was definitely compromised.

My Fix

With the help of the instructions on the website it went great. Laptop's like new.

My Advice

Be careful unplugging components, some connections come off vertically, some laterally and some just twist off. I . . .

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My Problem

The backlight in my late 2009 Macbook A1181 Penryn went out about a year ago. I bought a Macbook Air and have been using it ever since... but it has always bothered me that I have a perfectly good laptop but for the fact that I have to hold a flashlight to the screen it to see it. After doing some . . .

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My Problem

The LCD display on my 2.2 GHz MacBook Core 2 Duo (late 2007) worked fine when it was part way open but went dark when fully open. I used it for several months while the problem got progressively worse. A little online research convinced me that I had a bad inverter cable. I discovered iFixit had the . . .

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My Problem

A few years ago I brought my old macbook in to Best Buy because the screen went black (after a couple months of only working at certain angles.) I was quoted $500 to get it fixed, and it was pretty old at that point so I just bought a new computer instead. Now my little brother is in college and nee . . .

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My Problem

Macbook backlight would shut off after a few seconds.

My Fix

I followed the instructions and all went well. It was a long process but it wasn't too difficult, you just need patience.

As I was putting it together Friday the 13th struck. After completing the repair I found the hard drive on the table. Oh w . . .

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My Problem

My MacBook was acting up as the screen backlight would work intermittently and began to only work at awkward angles. I did a bit of research and figured it must have been the the inverter cable... and it was, which was great. I just am not ready to give up my black MacBook yet (although Apple certai . . .

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My Problem

Display was dark

My Fix

Worked very good

My Advice

No

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My Problem

Sie liebt ihr MacBook heiß und innig. Dann hat es langsam aber sicher eine Macke entwickelt. Über Wochen wurde der Bildschirm immer öfter dunkel. Am Anfang half es, am Deckel zu ruckeln, ihn ein wenig weiter zu oder auf zu klappen. Aber irgendwann war es vorbei - der Bildschirm blieb dunkel…

My Fix

Mit . . .

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