MacBook Battery Connector/Sleep Sensor (non-Energy Star)

$7.95

Product code: IF186-015
Apple Part #: 922-7578, 922-7581, 922-8129

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MacBook Battery Connector/Sleep Sensor (non-Energy Star)

$7.95

Product code: IF186-015
Apple Part #: 922-7578, 922-7581, 922-8129

Product Overview

Battery not connecting to your laptop?

Connects battery to logic board. Also includes sleep sensor, which detects magnet located in display assembly to automatically put the computer to sleep when the lid is closed.

Note: The non-ES battery connectors have 2 more pins and different spacing than the ES models. To determine which version you have, remove the upper case and check to see if the words "Energy Star" are printed on the board in the second RAM slot. The Santa Rosa/Penryn models of the MacBook do not have Energy Star printed on the logic board, but they still need an Energy Star battery connector.

Compatibility

Identify your Mac

  • 1.83 or 2 GHz Core Duo MacBooks
  • 1.83 or 2 GHz (non-Energy Star) Core 2 Duo MacBooks
  • 2.16 GHz (non-Energy Star) Core 2 Duo Macbooks

Product Details

$7.95 White

 
 
 

Condition:

Used, fully tested

Warranty:

One year warranty

$7.95 Black

 
 
 

Condition:

Used, fully tested

Warranty:

One year warranty

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Replacement Guides

MacBook Core 2 Duo

Difficulty: Moderate

MacBook Core Duo

Difficulty: Moderate

 

Compatibility

MacBook Core 2 Duo
1.83 GHz (Core 2 Duo)
2 GHz (C2D, Late 2006)
2 GHz (C2D, Mid 2007)
2.16 GHz (Core 2 Duo)
MacBook Core Duo
1.83 GHz (Core Duo)
2 GHz (Core Duo)
 

Stories

My Problem

My wife's MacBook suffered several after-effects of a seemingly small liquid spill: Keyboard and trackpad partially failed, and that was a no-brainer --new top case, no problem.

The more vexing issue was that the MacBook would draw battery power, but not re-charge; the OS couldn't even detect that a battery existed (X icon in menu bar).

We limped along for a while, using her AC adapter for day to day use, and my twin MacBook to act as a charging station when her battery ran low.

Finally, I narrowed the likely causes to either the battery connector or the DC-in board, and ordered one of each from iFixit.

My Fix

I started by swapping the battery connector, as it was the easier of the two parts to reach. My 7-year old son was on hand as my repair assistant, and got to help keep track of the many screws involved in removing the top case.

We both loved how easy the iFixit guides were to follow, just like Lego instructions. The battery connector swap solved the problem, so I returned the DC-in board (hassle-free; much appreciated!)

My Advice

-Watch out for the little gray plastic pieces along the right hand edge of the top case, above the optical drive. Not entirely clear why they're there, but they like to fall out.

-My son and I both agree: it's fun to say "spudger" :-)

My Problem

The laptop always had to be forced into a deepsleep because it never went into sleep and was draining the battery. The sleep button on the apple menu did not work either for some magic reasons.

My Fix

The part matches exactly. Most of the time is spent talking the body apart until the keyboard can be removed.

My Advice

The two plastic inserts in the connector in which the metal threads for the screws reside can not take much torque. Carefully tighten these or you may have to superglue the plastic back into the connector. All apple screws seem to have thread locker to prevent loosening. Anyway I notice that every screw I touched on that MacBook was loose. If you do not have thread lock you can use nail polish instead. After the repair I was not sure if this fixed the problem: It did. The clue is to actually be patient. It takes 10-20 sec before the white light in the front start pulsing indicating sleep mode. I was not aware of this after a long period of not working at all.