Part Location

With the computer assembly on a clean, scratch-proof surface, locate the Bluetooth board and holder. Note that the Bluetooth holder stays with the drive and is included with a replacement optical drive. 2. Tilt up the Bluetooth board from the upper right corner of the optical drive. 2. Tilt up the Bluetooth board from the upper right corner of the optical drive. 4. Peel up the tape from the optical drive. 4. Peel up the tape from the optical drive. 5. Carefully lift up or move aside the...

Procedure

Imac Airport Card Install

Caution When servicing the computer, be especially careful when working near the two springs on the logic board. Although the springs are flexible, they can be inadvertently torn, bent, or broken if a cable gets caught on them. A logic board might be considered unusable with one or more damaged springs. Check the structural integrity of the springs before completing a repair. 1. Remove the 8.5-mm long screw that also functions as the left speaker cable ground pin from the upper right corner of...

Replacing A Battery Sleep Switch

Macbook Logicboard Fuse

IMPORTANT When replacing the battery connector sleep switch, make sure the arrangement of pins on the connector exactly match the pin openings on the logic board. If the cable does not match the logic board, discard the cable and order the correct matching cable. Caution Do not touch the raised section of the sleep switch connector. It is fragile and could break. 1. Remove the two 4.5-mm long shoulder screws from the frame at the battery connector. Replacement Caution Make sure the screws are...

VH Display Rear Housing

Ibook Sleep Magnet

Display hinges, left and right Display magnet pairs, left and right 1. When all of the parts listed in the preliminary steps are removed, the remaining part is the display rear housing. Replacement Note When reassembling the LCD panel assembly in the display rear housing, make sure the magnet pairs and sleep magnet are secured in place. 2. Reassemble and test the computer. Replacement Note The display rear housing comes with the pre-installed Apple logo, sponge pads, and corner brackets in the...

Checking the Thermal Grease

Warning Whenever the heatsink is separated from the logic board even if you are installing the same heatsink or board , the thermal grease must be checked and possibly replaced. Failure to do so can cause the computer to overheat and be damaged. 1. With the heatsink removed, check the underside of the heatsink If it has a thin sheet of transparent film covering the square heatsink pads and pre-applied thermal grease, then you do not need to reapply thermal grease. Do not remove the thin film....

2007 Macbook Remove Top Case

Top Case Removal Macbook

Caution To prevent scratches or other cosmetic damage to the computer housing, use a soft cloth as a protective layer when removing and installing the external screws. 1. With the computer upright, remove the two identical 5.5-mm long shoulder screws from the right side of the computer. Replacement Caution When installing these top case screws, do not press on the area over the slot drive. The slot-drive bezel could be damaged with too much pressure. 2. Important Notice the two screws at the...

VH Sleep Magnet

Replace Sleep Magnet Macbook

Black stick Apple probe tool, part number 922-5065 or other nonconductive nylon or plastic flatblade tool Jeweler's flatblade screwdriver 1. With the display rear housing on a soft cloth, note the position of the sleep magnet recessed in the left side of the housing. 2. Using a black stick or a jeweler's flatblade screwdriver, insert the tip of the black stick or screwdriver in the tiny opening under the magnet, and pry up the sleep magnet from the left side of the display rear housing....

Take Apart

General Information 7 What's New 7 Product Configurations 8 Vertical-Insert Connectors 10 Tools 10 Power Adapter 11 Temperature Concerns 11 Note About Images in This Manual 11 Logic Board Springs 12 Simplified Flowchart for Take Apart 13 Memory DIMMs 21 Removal Procedure 22 Replacement Procedure 23 Removing a Stuck Memory Card 25 Trackpad Cable Late 2006 Model Only 41 Procedure 42 Battery Connector with Sleep Switch 59 Checking the Thermal Grease 79 Comparing Heatsinks 85 Handling Slot-Load...

Inverter Cable

Macbook Pro Inch Inverter

Black stick Apple part number 922-5065 or other nonconductive nylon or plastic flatblade tool 1. With the display assembly resting on a clean, soft cloth, note the position of the inverter cable in relation to the left clutch barrel. 2. Remove the tape from the left clutch barrel. 3. Remove the 3-mm long ground screw, and disconnect the inverter cable from the left end of the inverter board. 4. Remove the inverter cable from the display assembly. 5. Replace the inverter cable, and reassemble...

Reinstallation Procedure

Important Correctly positioning the LCD panel assembly in the display rear housing requires careful attention to these areas Magnets that catch on the bezel brace Locator pins on display rear housing Caution Hold the LCD panel assembly at the bezel brace sides or opposite corners. Do not press or pinch the antenna receptors or anywhere on the LCD panel itself. 1. Check the underside of the LCD panel assembly to make sure all cables are connected and routed properly Black and gray antenna...

Removal Procedure

Important Study the cable routing around each hinge carefully. When reinstalling the LCD panel assembly for your first time, this can be a tricky area Note Although the images show the inverter board installed, it should be removed previously as listed in the preliminary steps. 2. Following the order shown, remove the twelve identical 4.5-mm long screws around the frame of the LCD panel. Caution To prevent scratches or other cosmetic damage to the display housing, use a soft cloth as a...

Removing a Stuck Disc from an Optical Drive

Slot Loading Optical Disc

Important This procedure applies only to 9.5-mm and 12.7-mm slot-load optical drives. 1. Remove the four identical screws that hold the top cover to the drive. 2. Slide the top cover approximately 2 mm toward the back of the drive. Lift up the top cover to remove it. 3. Check the placement of the disc. It is either clamped to the turntable at the center of the disc, or it is wedged under one or more posts at the outer edge of the disc. 4. Holding the edge of the disc, press on the center clamp...

Bezel Brace Right

The L-shaped bezel brace attaches to the right side of the LCD panel and includes integral tabs for the microphone cable routing. Magnetic Phillips 0 screwdriver Black stick Apple probe tool, part number 922-5065 or other nonconductive nylon or plastic flatblade tool Access card Apple part number 922-7172 Antenna receptor and cable, right Late 2006 model only Caution Do not press on the LCD panel during this procedure. Pressing on the panel could damage the internal circuitry. 1. Note how the...

Replacing Darfon Keycaps

Macbook Pro 2006 Latch

Black stick Apple part number 922-5065 or other nonconductive nylon or plastic flatblade tool Before you begin, remove the battery. The keycaps are secured to the top case keyboard with a scissor mechanism. This mechanism operates the same for all keys although its design differs depending on the shape of the key. For instance, square keys i.e., letters A-Z, numbers, punctuation employ an identical scissor mechanism, whereas larger, rectangular keys i.e., Shift, Delete, Return, Space bar use...

General Information

The kinds of problems you might see when troubleshooting this computer include Microsoft Office Applications Will Not Open Windows XP Will Not Install Correctly Computer Will Not Start, LED Blinks Optical Drive Does Not Work Power Issues, Power Adapter Dead, No Power In the next section we will discuss the individual troubleshooting steps as they apply to this product. As a reminder, the troubleshooting steps are Note If you are not familiar with the Apple General Troubleshooting Flowchart, see...

Macbook Pro Backup Battery Logic Board

Replacing Internal Battery Imac

On the underside of the logic board, note the position of the backup battery, attached cable, and tape. 2. Using your fingers or a black stick, carefully peel up the backup battery from the adhesive on the logic board. 3. Peel up the tape that holds the backup battery cable in place. 4. Disconnect the cable by pulling the cable straight out from the connector. Replacement Note If you are replacing the backup battery with a new one, peel the adhesive backing off of the replacement battery,...

Comparing Heatsinks

The heatsink referred to as a 1.2 mm heatsink can be identified by the number 607-0142 on its label and its thin rectangular thermistor connectors. Order Apple part number 076-1242 which includes the heatsink, thermal tape, and sponge to replace a 1.2 mm heatsink. The heatsink referred to as a 1.0 mm heatsink can be identified by the number 607-0199 on its label and its thick square thermistor connectors. Order Apple part number 076-1243 which includes the heatsink, thermal tape, and sponge to...

Troubleshooting Steps

You perform the first few steps of troubleshooting regardless of whether there is a repairable problem or damage. nfortoat onf Gather the normal information about the problem. If you are not familiar with the normal information to gather, or any of the other steps, see General Troubleshooting Theory. probleWJ Verify that the symptom exists as the customer reports it. Special quick fixes that apply to this computer include Familiarize yourself with normal operating temperature see Knowledge Base...

YH Microphone Cable

Microphone Wire Install

Magnetic Phillips 0 screwdriver Black stick Apple part number 922-5065 or other nonconductive nylon or plastic flatblade tool Permanent marking, felt-tip pen 1. Note the routing of the microphone cable as it runs along the right edge of the LCD panel. 2. Pull up the cable from the routing tabs. 2. Pull up the cable from the routing tabs. 3. Peel up the single strip of tape that holds the microphone cable in place at the camera bracket. Replacement Note Be sure to install a replacement strip of...

LVDS Cable with USB Line

Macbook Pro Lvds Connector

Black stick Apple part number 922-5065 or other nonconductive nylon or plastic flatblade tool Permanent marking, felt-tip pen 1. Note the placement of the strips of tape that secure the LVDS cable and the USB line to the LCD panel. 2. Because the protective sheath for the flex cables can be delicate, use light pressure to hold the cables in place as you carefully peel up the strips of tape just enough to free the cables. 3. Disconnect the LVDS cable by pulling the connector straight down from...

Symptom Charts

Macbook Steckt Die Pmu

Before turning to the symptom charts, you should have completed the following steps on the Apple General Troubleshooting Flowchart You consult the symptom charts as part of the Research troubleshooting step and sometimes as part of the Try Quick Fixes step . The Symptom Charts included in this chapter will help you diagnose specific symptoms related to the product. Cures are listed on the charts in the order of most likely solution try the cures in the order presented. Verify whether or not the...