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MacBook Core Duo Display Data Cable Replacement

MacBook Core Duo Display Data Cable Replacement

1 - 3 hours


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.

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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