To remove the left ambient light sensor board

  1. Remove the Phillips screw and dust cover.
  2. Disconnect the JST connector on the logic board to the right of the fan.
Macbook Early 2008 Fan Dust

3. Peel the ALS cable away from the fan, taking care to preserve the adhesive for future use.

4. Pry up the sensor board to release its adhesive and remove it from the speaker.

Reinstallation Note: When reinstalling the dust cover, carefully blow off any dust and gently clean the lens with a soft, lint-free cloth if necessary.

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