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

Powerbook Medic

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

JasonYoung

3 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?

Powerbook Medic

3 months ago
@Ab - most likely. You may want to try an SMC reset first just to rule that out. Just remove the battery and plug, and just hold down the power button for a good 5-10 seconds, then just plug in the power and see if it works.

Ab

3 months ago
I have the same model laptop with the video. The problem is it work fine using onlly battery,the minute when I power plug the whole computer will shut down. I change MagSafe adapter but nothing change. Do I need to change the logic board?thanks.

Richard

5 months ago
Can I change out the processor on my A1181 early 2009 13inch model? I have changed the hard drive to solid state, then the ram up to 8GB, but I want to get it running faster. At least with an even faster booting than the fifteen seconds it currently takes.

Powerbook Medic

7 months 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

6 months 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

7 months ago
@Carol - it is most likely the logic board.
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