MacBook (Core Duo/Core 2 Duo) Inverter Cable

 
 
 
 

MacBook (Core Duo/Core 2 Duo) Inverter Cable

$19.95

$19.95

Product Details

Features

Features

Having an issue with your MacBook's backlight?

Replacing this part may solve the problem! Connects the logic board to the display inverter.

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

 

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)
 

Repair Stories

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My Problem

The screen kept going black, would only work when tilted, and in certain angles.

My Fix

The screen is working perfectly now. It did take me a whole day, and included a lot of swearing but considering I have never fixed or tinkered with any electronics before it went remarkably well. I had a bit of a scary m . . .

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My Problem

My screen wouldn't come on when I opened my MacBook.

My Fix

It was a long process and we found that we had ordered the wrong inverter cable the first time. Without being able to see my screen, I ordered the Core Due/Core 2 Duo Inverter Cable and I actually needed the Santa Rosa. We ordered the part and ins . . .

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My Problem

I have had my MacBook for more than 6 years now. It still runs great. I have replaced a hard drive, before it started failing, have re-installed the OS, upgraded RAM, had to get a new mag safe power adapter, replaced the screen due to dropping it (another great ifixit repair guide I followed), and h . . .

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My Problem

The display on my trusty 2007 Macbook started to flicker in a way that was very sensitive to the position of the screen, and could be improved by lightly squeezing the surround at the bottom left of the display. Apparently a bad connection.

My Fix

First I used the ifixit guide to disembowel the MacBook, hop . . .

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My Problem

When waking from sleep. backlight is intermittent as display is raised. Examination shows that the image is always there, but the lighting is dependent on display/top cover position. But, the inverter cable may not be the problem. Could be loose/dirty plug, etc.

My Fix

Haven't replaced cable yet, as the co . . .

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My Problem

My backlight was flashing as I opened/closed the screen of my MB Core 2 Duo (not Santa Rosa). In the most critical times I had to spend minutes finding the perfect angle of screen opening to have a constant backlight.

My Fix

I took it with patience, and had to completely open my MB four or five times in the . . .

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My Problem

Screen would light up momentarily at startup and then backlight would go out

My Fix

Took a shortcut and just removed the monitor bezel , three screws, and the plastic cover over the inverter. Replaced the inverter, refitted the cable and closed it back up. Took less than 10 minutes.

My Advice

No need to take the who . . .

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My Problem

The backlight would flicker when the display was moved up and down. Eventually, it became harder and harder to get it to stay on.

My Fix

Followed the directions going both ways and the laptop worked great when finished. It is very easy to chip the edges of the screen bezel and the keyboard frame when popp . . .

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My Problem

The backlight of my MacBook (1.1) was flickering. It was very annoying, so I looked up, what could cause the problem. I found out, that it has to be the inverter or it's cable. I bought both to be on the save side.

My Fix

The repair was a lot of fun and pretty easy too. The guides helped me a lot and my Mac . . .

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My Problem

Display went dark. Diagnosed problem to a display backlight inverter or data cable.

My Fix

Ifixit help guides allowed me to try an initial repair by switching parts from another MacBook that had died years ago. That operation was not successful, but based on my comfort with Ifixit's help guides, and the r . . .

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