Symptom Charts

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...

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. 1. Note how the microphone cable is routed through the tabs on the right...

Replacing Darfon Keycaps

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...

Removal Procedure

Touch a metal surface inside the battery bay to discharge any static electricity. 3. In one swift motion, use one finger to move the lever to the left and release it. This swift motion ejects the memory card. Caution The memory card eject levers are on a spring hinge that operates on a side-to-side horizontal plane. The mechanism can be damaged if the lever is forced outside of that horizontal movement. To prevent damage to a lever, move it swiftly in one sideways direction only. Note Refer...

Removing a Stuck Memory Card

If a lever becomes inoperable and does not eject a memory card, you must remove the top case to access the stuck memory card. Follow this procedure only if the memory card is stuck and cannot be ejected by using the lever. 1. Follow the Top Case procedure in this chapter to remove the top case. 2. Notice the eject bars on each side of the memory card carrier. Use a black stick to push and slide the eject bar down the side of the carrier. 3. Repeat step 2 on the other side of the memory card...

Inverter Cable

Clutch Barrel Macbook

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...

Part Location

Apple Macbook Screw Matrix

Note the orientation of the cables that route over and to the left of the midframe. 2. Remove the two ground screws 9-mm long screw from the center of the midframe 7.5-mm long screw near the top of the midframe, next to the subwoofer Warning The subwoofer cone is a sensitive device. Avoid touching the subwoofer cone. 3. Disconnect the LVDS cable by pulling the pull-tab straight up. 4. Move aside the LVDS cable and the hard drive connector cable. 5. Remove the two screws from the ends of the...

Inverter Board

Macbook Inverter Board

Black stick Apple part number 922-5065 or other nonconductive nylon or plastic flatblade tool Caution During this procedure, do not press on the flat area of the board or on its components. Handle the board by the edges only. 1. Using a black stick or your fingers, disconnect the inverter cable from the left end of the board. 2. Disconnect the LCD panel cable from the right end of the board. 3. Holding the board by the ends, lift out the inverter board from the slot in the display rear...

3 Mm Phillips Screws

Replace Topcase 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...

Macbook Pro Airport Card Location

Install Airport Card Macbook Pro

Remove the 8.5-mm long screw that also functions as the left speaker cable ground pin from the upper right corner of the board. The thick head on this screw helps identify it. 2. Remove the 3-mm long screw from the upper left corner of the board. 3. Pull the card up slightly and out of the card socket on the logic board. 3. Pull the card up slightly and out of the card socket on the logic board. 4. Use a black stick to move aside the speaker cable. 5. Disconnect the two cables from the...

Sleep Magnet

Macbook Magnet Locations

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....

Checking the Thermal Grease

Cube Sat Thermal Test

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....

Display Magnet Pairs

Cinema Display Magnets

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 magnet pairs recessed in the top corners of the display rear housing. 2. If the magnet pairs are tight in the slots, use a black stick or a jeweler's flatblade screwdriver to remove the magnet pairs from the display rear housing. 3. Install the replacement display magnet pairs, and...

External and Internal Views

Macbook Internal

Battery Bay Memory Card Levers and Hard Drive Pull Tab Important The following image shows the memory cards and hard drive installed in the battery bay with the L-shaped RAM door removed. Note the correct position of the memory card levers. Some images pictured in this manual used a pre-production model, so the direction and appearance of the levers differs from the accurate depiction shown. Top Case Removed Main Modules and Cable Routing Refer to the following images in this section for an...

Screw Matrix

White Macbook Top Case Screws

Note Screw lengths are approximate and cover the full length of the screw, including the screw head. Screw size, location, and part number details are subject to change. To offer a needed correction, click the Contact Us link on Service Source Online. bottom case, rear 922-7423 white 922-7628 black 2 battery bay, inner left amp center 922-7666 2 top case, inner rear 922-7419 white 922-7626 black 2 bottom case, center 922-7422 white 922-7626 black battery bay, inner right 922-7667 1 ru, il h il...

Replacing Mitsumi Keycaps

Macbook Air Top Case

Black stick Apple part number 922-5065 or other nonconductive nylon or plastic flatblade tool Before you begin, remove the battery. The Mitsumi keyboard comes in three versions ANSI, ISO, and JIS. Refer to the following keyboard layouts to help identify them. i amp 6 1 5 6 3 i J 33 Like the Darfon keyboard, the Mitsumi keyboard is integrated in the top case and cannot be removed from the top case. The Mitsumi keyboard comes in three versions ANSI, ISO, and JIS. The square keycaps for all three...