This is a take-apart video for the original 13" MacBook.

Heather

7 months ago
My MacBook A1181 Late 2006 has started shutting down randomly. It does this when it's fully charged and unplugged and when it's plugged in charging. Where should I start my troubleshooting?

Samm

6 months ago
I got a secondhand mac that was pretty roughed up. Gave it a clean etc and sorted out the hardrive and it worked fine. Bought a new battery as whoever owned it previously managed to break it, among other things. Worked brilliant for a couple of months even if it was a bit slow and suddenly it wont power up. Whether its plugged in or not there is no life. Battery is fully charged. Nothing has been done to the mac in the past couple of months since the clean and new battery. Any ideas what the issue is? I remember when it first died id shut it down and when i unplugged the socket it booted back up briefly on its own but was just running, without programmes etc. I couldn't do anything with it except hold down the power button.

Samm

6 months ago
I got a secondhand mac that was pretty roughed up. Gave it a clean etc and sorted out the hardrive and it worked fine. Bought a new battery as whoever owned it previously managed to break it, among other things. Worked brilliant for a couple of months even if it was a bit slow and suddenly it wont power up. Whether its plugged in or not there is no life. Battery is fully charged. Nothing has been done to the mac in the past couple of months since the clean and new battery. Any ideas what the issue is? I remember when it first died id shut it down and when i unplugged the socket it booted back up briefly on its own but was just running, without programmes etc. I couldn't do anything with it except hold down the power button.

Powerbook Medic

7 months ago
@Marina - It is not a very simple task as the hinges are screwed into the back case. You can follow our guide starting at removing the display once you have the top case off.

Marina

7 months ago
Hi! My back case is cracked and I really want to replace it, I'd like to know if it's a simple task or if there's a tutorial available?

Fix & Install

9 months ago
Hi, a customer brought in a MacBook A1181 with a very similar problem as already discussed here, namely the back light shuts off when the computer heats up. If the MacBook is closed, after about 30 min. it'll work again for a while. Any idea on the course of action here? Replace inverter first and work from there?

Powerbook Medic

11 months ago
@JasonYoung - it is usually the inverter board, but it can also be the inverter cable or the LCD.

JasonYoung

11 months ago
Need help please? My black Macbook 2008 does not light up, but I could still see the content if I use a light or tilt my macbook at an angle. Everything works, but no back light. Is my LCD gone?
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