MacBook Unibody (A1278) Upper Case (Backlit)

  • MacBook Unibody (A1278) Upper Case (Backlit)
  • MacBook Unibody (A1278) Upper Case (Backlit)
  • MacBook Unibody (A1278) Upper Case (Backlit)
MacBook Unibody (A1278) Upper Case (Backlit)

$249.99

$249.99

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Product Details

Description

Description

Replace a broken or damaged backlit upper case assembly for your Model A1278 MacBook Unibody with this part.

Note

Some 2 GHz A1278 MacBook logic boards do not have the necessary socket installed to accept the keyboard backlight ribbon cable attached to the upper case. The second and third pictures show logic boards with and without the socket installed, respectively. If your logic board does not have the backlight ribbon cable socket installed, the keyboard will work but the keys will not light up.

If your logic board does not have the socket installed to accept the keyboard backlight ribbon cable and you are installing a backlit upper case, simply tuck the keyboard backlight ribbon cable out of the way when you reinstall the logic board into the upper case.

Note

New option includes backlit keyboard, battery level indicator assembly, IR sensor, and battery connector cover. Used option includes backlit keyboard but does not' include battery level indicator assembly, IR sensor, or battery connector cover.

Compatibility

Repair Stories

My Problem

The battery was almost 9 years old and only had 57% charge capacity left.

My Fix

The repair was very simple. I believe it took longer to restart the laptop then to do the replacement.

My Advice

Make sure to read, understand and follow the directions in the guide.

My Problem

2 problems: First, battery losing life, then computer could not communicate with hard drive.

My Fix

Went well. The drive cable was a bit of a challenge because of the need to bend it at sharp right angles to fit stair-step in upper case where it gets fastened with screws, but after several tries, got it to . . .

My Problem

Battery was completely dead

My Fix

Super easy and very helpful guide to understand and follow

My Advice

You guys do great work thanks!

My Problem

Original battery was swollen

My Fix

Nice and simple

My Advice

Be sure to read the guide. There was one connector I originally overlooked that the guide pointed out.

Have the right tools. The screws that hold the battery in place would be badly damaged and likely the screwdriver I used would be too.

My Problem

Electrical part which had a relative simple problem to fix.

My Fix

Very well - as expected.

My Advice

When unsuccessful finding the appropriate tool at the local hardware store, go to the internet - especially the iFixit website.

My Problem

No problem, only self install 0,35$/GB common ssd Instead of 3 times the price of Apple's ssd...

My Fix

Good. ifixit video tutorial + adhesive parts make it easy

My Advice

Carefully remove the bottom Edge adhesive. Don't use a cutter to cut it , Risk of scratching the back of the bottom glass panel edge , (visible on . . .

My Problem

Only my grandson knows

My Fix

Hasn't started yet-- gets parts Dec. 25

My Advice

Ask for recipients email

My Problem

Screen was broken and I decided to fix it instead of replacing the whole unit.

My Fix

We followed the instructions step by step and it went very well. The phillips screwdriver ended up not really working on the first set of screws but i had another that was better but other than that everything went really . . .

My Problem

have used ifixit site before and was very pleased with outcome

My Fix

the repair went smoothly; my trackpad repair came without the cable so i needed to swap that over so there should be a couple of pics on how to do that

My Advice

don't be afraid to tackle such a project; plenty of guides and tools available to do th . . .

My Problem

My trackpad had become extremely hard to click and took a lot of force to do any clicking. So, I decided to replace the pad and upgrade the RAM while I was inside the computer.

My Fix

The repair was simple and easy and took about 25 minutes to complete. I even did a lot of cleaning inside the computer while . . .

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