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  • Answer to: Remove battery part and keep the case of battery

    This is an unpublished battery teardown I did on a different Apple Battery but it may be of use to you: MacBook Core 2 Duo Rechargeable Battery Teardown
  • Answer to: safe to use acetone when repairing the lcd?

    Acetone, also called dimethylketone or propanone, chemical formula (CH₃)₂C=O, is a commonly used, relatively inexpensive solvent. A solvent is a medium not intended to react with a chemical, but to dissolve it so that the dissolved chemical -- the solute -- can be put to some practical use or disposed of. There are all kinds of plastics. If a particular plastic bears a close enough similarity to acetone, the acetone will dissolve or at least affect its surface, softening, smearing or even dissolving the plastic. Other plastics, dissimilar to acetone, will remain unaffected by the solvent. One challenge in choice of solvent is when a substance needs dissolving off a plastic surface. So my advice is to test it on an inside surface before possibly destroying it.
  • Answer to: No Video on LCD

    See if it's the inverter: iMac Intel 20" EMC 2133 and 2210 Inverter Replacement
  • Answer to: Does not start, only beeps and clicks.

    Start Switch The start switch is on the dryer control panel. Depending on the model, either press a button or turn a dial to start the dryer. If the start switch fails the dryer won't start or make any noise. Test the switch with an ohm meter or continuity checker. If the dryer hums when the start switch is activated, or if the motor runs only while activating the start switch, the motor might be defective or something might be binding the drum preventing it from turning freely. If the dryer start switch does not have continuity when it is activated, it will need to be replaced.
  • Answer to: How to determine what is cause of white screen on my iMac

    Take the back off and inspect the capacitors for leakage and/or swelling.
  • Answer to: installed new hd but cant detect when going to install new os

    Your hard drive cable may be bad, but also tell us the make and model of the drive you're trying to install.
  • Answer to: How to know if the logicboard is replaceble

    Here is your model: http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/po... Looks like you bought the board for one of the two earlier machines. Power Macintosh G5 1.6 (PCI)1.6 GHz PowerPC 970 (G5) Power Macintosh G5 1.8 (PCI-X) It should work for you but will only take one of your processors.
  • Answer to: ge refridgerator gsh22sgress Freezer is cold but fridge is not

    The Evaporator Coils are Frosted Over If the freezer is cold but the refrigerator is warm and the evaporator coils are frosted over, there may be a defrost system problem. Several times a day the defrost heater assembly turns on for a few minutes to melt away any frost or ice that may have accumulated on the evaporator coils. If the defrost heater assembly has burned out, or the defrost thermostat or defrost control have failed the frost will build up on the coils and eventually no air will be able to travel through the coils to provide cooling. The most common cause for this condition is a problem with the defrost system. Evaporator Fan Motor If the refrigerator freezer is cold but the refrigerator is warm, the evaporator fan motor might have failed. Every refrigerator has a set of coils called an evaporator. These are the coils that get cold. A small fan and motor is mounted near the coils. This fan and motor - called the evaporator fan and motor, draws air over the evaporator coils and circulates it throug...
  • Answer to: Samsung refrigerator will not dispense water after replacing filter.

    See my answer to this question here: https://www.ifixit.com/Answers/View/1469....
  • Answer to: Where does the rubber plug inside of filler door drain to?

    It also covers over filling or expansion of gasoline.


  • Apple Powerbook 5300 Hard Drive Replacement

    I was very surprised to find this guide and very pleased. Good work.

  • iMac Whiteboard

    Great idea! How about adding an attachment to the bottom of the stand to hold a book open. Maybe use the speaker case cut to size. Affix it using the holes for the RAM access plate.

  • MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2009 LCD Replacement

    As the glass may be broken on these, I found that putting Duct tape across the broken screen helped keep it together better for easier removal. Also you might want to watch the small suction cup that comes in the kit as the metal pull ring melts right out, I had to use my bigger suction cups.

  • Adding images to an existing answer

    Thanks for a much needed guide addition! Great work!

  • Repairing MacBook Core 2 Duo Installing LCD & Inverter (fast method) A1181

    This was probably the first guide I tried writing. I'm sure I made some errors and one is the order 7 should be before 6 but I don't know how to change it. You're more than welcome to try to improve it. These things aren't written in stone and most have contributions from many people. I'm done this many times without damaging any wires. You damaged the wires when forcing, I clipped the tabs off so that it wasn't forced, after all the thing is held on with screws.

  • PowerBook G4 Aluminum 15" 1.5-1.67 GHz Display Data Cable Replacement

    Approximate replacement time 2hrs 15 mins