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Intermittent display problem

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MacBook Core 2 Duo

MacBook Core 2 Duo Inverter Cable Replacement

1 - 3 hours


My Problem

I have a MacBook Core 2 duo A1181 black case MacBook. After checking online, I found iFixit, described the problem and determined it was likely the inverter cable or the display data cable.

My Fix

Many thanks to Matt Barnes of tech support who helped me pinpoint the problem - the inverter cable. Ordered that plus a spudger & a Phillips #0 screwdriver. With a tech minded friend, we fixed it in about 2+ hours. Your repair guides and photos were a huge help and without them the repair would have been really difficult.

My Advice

Take your time! Read the directions! Know what part goes back where. This is particularly true with fasteners. (they run away, you know!) In my case, there were many of them and some really small and easy to lose.

Spudger Image


Phillips #0 Screwdriver Image
Phillips #0 Screwdriver


MacBook Santa Rosa/Penryn Inverter Cable Image
MacBook Santa Rosa/Penryn Inverter Cable


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