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My old Mac is Back!

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MacBook Core Duo

MacBook Core Duo Inverter Replacement

MacBook Core Duo Inverter Replacement

1 - 3 hours


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 relatively low price for parts, I decided to order parts and give it a shot. This time the operation was a success! I am writing this on the old MacBook!

My Advice

If you don't have one, buy a screwdriver with your parts! I did, It was well worth the extra $5, due to the incredible time saved compared to using the old "glasses repair kit" screwdriver during my initial, unsuccessful attempt at scavenging parts from an old machine.

Phillips #00 Screwdriver Image
Phillips #00 Screwdriver


MacBook Display Inverter Image
MacBook Display Inverter


MacBook Display Data Cable Image
MacBook Display Data Cable


MacBook (Core Duo/Core 2 Duo) Inverter Cable Image
MacBook (Core Duo/Core 2 Duo) Inverter Cable


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