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MacBook 13" (A1181)

Submitted By: powerbookmedic
Approved On: 9/10/09
Description: This is a take-apart video for the original 13" MacBook.
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Powerbook Medic
1 week ago
@Matt - typically the light will flash a set number of times which indicates what kind of error it is. One or three quick flashes indicate a RAM issue and long flashes are more logic board firmware issues.
Matt
2 weeks ago
Odd, I have the exact same issue as Carol, except no sounds at all. When I press the power button, the green light on the right of the camera faintly flashes. If I hold the power button, it continues to flash. Full battery power, no boot. Logic board maybe? do you know what parts fail?
Powerbook Medic
2 weeks ago
@Carol - it is most likely the logic board.
Carol
2 weeks ago
Late 2007 MacBook (white) 13". Black screen, no chime on startup, fully charged battery, power light is on. Can hear hard drive spin up. Removed HD and copied data. HD seems fine. Replaced both RAM chips (2 x 1GB) still black screen and no chime. Mobo?
Powerbook Medic
3 weeks ago
@Melissa - well the only two other parts are the LCD panel and the logic board. The LCD usually goes out in thirds (the bottom or top third would be gone and the other two thirds would be fine). As far as what to do next, the LCD is a lot easier to test than the logic board, so I might would try that first.
Melissa
3 weeks ago
Okay. I changed the display cable but that didn't do anything! My screen is still the same- lines on the top half and all white on the bottom half- any other suggestions? ?!
Powerbook Medic
3 weeks ago
You can see if this link helps at all. support.apple.com/kb/ht5019
Melissa
3 weeks ago
That key combination does not seem to do anything. The mouse works on the external monitor but that is it. A start up logon menu does not pop up. It makes the login sound but does not provide me with the menu to type in my password. Any other suggestions before I make the hour and a half- (one way) drive to an apple store?
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