MacBook Display Data Cable

$19.95

Product code: IF186-073-1
Apple Part #: 922-7890, 922-8282

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MacBook Display Data Cable

$19.95

Product code: IF186-073-1
Apple Part #: 922-7890, 922-8282

Product Overview

Connect your LCD and iSight to your logic board.

People have the sense of sight because there is a connection between the eyes and the brain. Similarly, a computer can display content if there is a connection between the display and the logic board. Don't let your computer remain blind. Replace your Display Data Cable, the main communication cable between the MacBook's logic board and LCD

Compatibility

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  • All 13.3" MacBooks (excluding MacBook Unibody and MacBook Air)

Product Details

  $19.95

 

Condition:

Used, fully tested

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Replacement Guides

MacBook Core 2 Duo

Difficulty: Difficult

MacBook Core Duo

Difficulty: Difficult

 

Compatibility

MacBook Core 2 Duo
1.83 GHz (Core 2 Duo)
2 GHz (C2D, Late 2006)
2 GHz (C2D, Mid 2007)
2 GHz (Early 2009)
2 GHz (Santa Rosa)
2.1 GHz (Penryn)
2.13 GHz (Mid 2009)
2.16 GHz (Core 2 Duo)
2.2 GHz (Santa Rosa)
2.4 GHz (Penryn)
MacBook Core Duo
1.83 GHz (Core Duo)
2 GHz (Core Duo)
 

Stories

My Problem

Original display cable wore out over time, so the display would go blank if you open it too far.

My Fix

Repair went ok, it did take longer than I expected.

Everything worked when I was done.

My Advice

Remember how the original cable was routed around the hinge, and how the microphone cable attaches to the display cable.

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, hoping to find a loose connection. Finding none, I ordered a new inverter cable from ifixit and it arrived in just a couple of days. Putting things back together was somewhat challenging, but the tips in the ifixit guide were very helpful.

My Advice

There are a lot of different sizes of tiny screws. As I went step by step through the guide, I put the screws and small parts in letter sized envelopes to keep them in order. Since I already had the screen taken apart, I also ordered and replaced the data cable. I reasoned that it was also subject to wear, and I might avoid another lengthy procedure.

My Problem

Non-working screen

My Fix

Went great as far as the repair should go. The screen still does not work, but that is not the fault of the equipment that IFixIt sold to me or the instructions. That's all great. There is something else wrong with other hardware, but this is certainly a cheap way to try out options to figure it out. Thanks for the help and the well-written article!

My Advice

Start with cheap and simple things and work your way up when troubleshooting repairing. Eventually it will pay off. You'll either fix it, or come to a point where you say, "Ok, I can't put anything else in this machine, time to move on."

My Problem

gray and pink vertical lines in the display of may macbook.

My Fix

follow the step by step instructions. it took about 4 hrs. so far so good. no more lines.

My Advice

I placed the screws in small zip lock bags and labeled with the step number to keep them straight. be prepared for this to take 3 to 4 hours. take your time.

My Problem

My early 2009 MacBook was having an issue where the screen would flicker and sometimes cut out when tilted at certain angles. It was rather annoying. I knew it could only be a few things, so I started with the ribbon cable. Granted, the problem is not yet fixed, but at least now I know 100% what is causing the problem.

My Fix

The repair itself went smoothly enough, with the exception of those blasted cables along the edge of the optical drive. The only other tricky part was shaping the new ribbon cable around the hinge assembly and routing it into the lower casing. The repair itself took only about an hour.

My Advice

I would only advise that if anybody is experiencing my same issue, it may be wise to not only buy the ribbon cable, but perhaps purchase the display inverter and its cable at the same time to avoid opening the MacBook multiple times.

My Problem

The screen was cutting in and out

My Fix

Fine

My Advice

Be careful when replacing the clutch cover. Try to feed the cables on either side past the plastic connection prices before snapping the clutch back in place.

My Problem

Vertical lines on display

My Fix

It was straight forward. Your guide is accurate. The most difficult part was getting started.

My Advice

I used plastic snack bags (zip lock) to keep track of the small parts. As I performed each step the screws, etc., went into a bag that I labeled with the step number. I also made notes as to screw length on the bag although that wasn't necessary since your guide gives that information. The nice thing was I didn't have any parts left over when I was finished just a lot of empty bags.

Your shipment of the replacement was quick.

Having an Ipad to scroll through the guide is helpful since it displays as a single (long) page and I could set it next to where I was working. It would not have been as easy with my Imac.

My Problem

The display began to flicker when using the MacBook on my lap. Gradually it reached the point where the display would only be on at a 75 degree angle or less.

My Fix

I used the iFixit guide to disassemble the laptop, and at the hinge area discovered raw wire exposed in a cable.

Confident this was an easy fix, I taped it, then reassembled the laptop. Guess what? It wasn't fixed!

I came back to iFixit and ordered a replacement display cable. It arrived within three days.

Then I again disassembled the laptop, replaced the cable and reassembled the laptop. Guess what? It worked this time.

My Advice

Here is a clue: if a cable has worn through, it likely also has a bend or break in it. Do the job once!

Also, since I have the Santa Rosa model, I learned quickly that the explanation paragraphs are there for a reason. Read them all before you follow that step!

My Problem

white/gray screen with some stripes

My Fix

instructions excellent and clear, but I've now replaced the motherboard, the hard drive and the display data cable. same problem continues.

My Advice

no, do you?

My Problem

Video became intermittent so I assumed there was a break in the video cable somewhere.

My Fix

The repair went great...took about three hours from start to finish. The online guide was very good, but it left out a couple things so I added notes from my experience.

My Advice

Go slow and read the notes that go with the online guides...learn from others mistakes.