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MacBook Core 2 Duo

MacBook Core 2 Duo Display Data Cable Replacement

Difficult

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!

MacBook Display Data Cable Image
MacBook Display Data Cable

$19.95

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