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Введение

Save money by replacing just your MacBook Core Duo's LCD screen without the inverter, cables, or bezels.

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  1. MacBook Core Duo LCD Panel Replacement, Battery: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Use a coin or spudger to rotate the battery-locking screw 90 degrees clockwise.

  2. MacBook Core Duo LCD Panel Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Lift the battery out of the computer.

  3. MacBook Core Duo LCD Panel Replacement, Memory Cover: step 3, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the three evenly-spaced Phillips screws from along the rear wall of the battery compartment.

    • The screws are captive to the metal memory cover.

    • When replacing the battery casing, use a spudger to re-insert the foam cushioning behind the rear wall for propper battery spacing.

  4. MacBook Core Duo LCD Panel Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • Lift up on L-shaped memory cover, slide it to the right, and lift it out of the computer.

  5. MacBook Core Duo LCD Panel Replacement, Upper Case: step 5, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the following 3 screws:

    • One 11 mm Phillips #00 in the middle of the case.

    • Two 14.5 mm Phillips #00.

    • If the screws stick in the case, you can use a magnetized screwdriver to draw them out.

    • The shorter of the three screws goes in the middle.

  6. MacBook Core Duo LCD Panel Replacement: step 6, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the following 3 screws from the rear wall of the battery compartment:

    • Two 3 mm Phillips #00. (A1181 has three 3 mm screws and one 4 mm.)

    • One 4 mm Phillips #00 on the right side.

    • When reinstalling these screws, press gently on the lower case to line up the screw holes.

    • These screws easily strip, so be careful while taking these particular screws out.

  7. MacBook Core Duo LCD Panel Replacement: step 7, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the two 6 mm Phillips #00 screws from either side of the right wall of the battery compartment (not the ones closest to the battery connector).

  8. MacBook Core Duo LCD Panel Replacement: step 8, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the four 3 mm indicated Phillips #00 screws from the front wall of the battery compartment. When working from the left, remove the 2nd, 4th, 7th and 9th screw.

  9. MacBook Core Duo LCD Panel Replacement: step 9, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the following 4 screws from the back of the computer:

    • Two 7 mm shouldered Phillips on the far sides.

    • Two 10.5 mm Phillips toward the center.

    • Do not over-tighten these; you can cause the case to distort.

  10. MacBook Core Duo LCD Panel Replacement: step 10, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the two 5.2 mm shouldered Phillips #00 screws from the optical side of the computer.

    • It is not necessary to remove the similar screws on the other side of the computer.

  11. MacBook Core Duo LCD Panel Replacement: step 11, image 1 of 1
    • Starting near the display and working around to the front of the computer, pry up on the upper case. It is held with clips on the right above the optical drive. These will release with some firm lifting pressure.

    • Be careful when prying up the upper case. It's very easy to slice open a fingertip and thus provide the blood sacrifice the Mac gods sometimes require of those who insist on doing their own repairs.

    • There's a trackpad and keyboard ribbon connecting the upper case to the logic board, so don't pull the upper case off entirely just yet.

    • If you have trouble getting the clips to release, be careful that you are not prying the plastic top of the upper case away from its metal frame.

  12. MacBook Core Duo LCD Panel Replacement: step 12, image 1 of 1
    • While holding up the upper case (from the bottom or the top), use a spudger to pry up the orange trackpad and keyboard cable from its connector.

    • Take care to pry between the black socket and the white connector. You might have to pry on both sides for it to release properly.

    • Do not pry from the bottom or the top, but from the sides.

    • If you happen to break your upper case cable when removing the upper case, we stock the cable individually and we have a guide that makes replacing it easy.

  13. MacBook Core Duo LCD Panel Replacement, Optical Drive: step 13, image 1 of 1
    • Grasp the white plastic tab attached to the hard drive and pull it to the left, removing the hard drive from the computer.

  14. MacBook Core Duo LCD Panel Replacement: step 14, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the two Phillips screws from the front edge of the optical drive.

    • The shorter screw (3 mm) is recessed nearest the RAM modules. The other is 3.5 mm.

  15. MacBook Core Duo LCD Panel Replacement: step 15, image 1 of 1
    • Disconnect the orange optical drive ribbon cable from the logic board.

  16. MacBook Core Duo LCD Panel Replacement: step 16, image 1 of 1
    • Disconnect the newly-revealed display data cable. If there is no pull-tab on the top of the connector, it may be helpful to use a spudger to disconnect this connector.

  17. MacBook Core Duo LCD Panel Replacement: step 17, image 1 of 1
    • Disconnect the (once again) newly-revealed hard drive cable.

  18. MacBook Core Duo LCD Panel Replacement: step 18, image 1 of 1
    • Peel up the foil tape between the fan and the optical drive.

    • Remove the 8.5 mm Phillips screw securing the display data cable to the metal framework.

  19. MacBook Core Duo LCD Panel Replacement: step 19, image 1 of 1
    • Pull up the display data cable from along the edge of the optical drive to reveal a silver Phillips screw.

  20. MacBook Core Duo LCD Panel Replacement: step 20, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the 2.8 mm Phillips screw securing the optical drive.

    • The Bluetooth cable may be covering the screw; carefully push it aside before removing the screw.

    • Do not over-tighten this screw when re-mounting. You could break the plastic enclosure.

    • After removing the screw, push the metal tab backwards, towards the fan, to release the front of the optical drive.

  21. MacBook Core Duo LCD Panel Replacement: step 21, image 1 of 1
    • Lift the Bluetooth antenna board from the right side of the optical drive.

    • Deroute the hard drive cable from along the front of the optical drive.

  22. MacBook Core Duo LCD Panel Replacement: step 23, image 1 of 1
    • Lift the front edge of the optical drive and slide it up and out of the computer.

  23. MacBook Core Duo LCD Panel Replacement, C-Channel: step 24, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the following 3 screws:

    • Two 3 mm Phillips near the right speaker.

    • One 6 mm Phillips threaded through a hole in a plastic finger above the subwoofer.

    • Be careful not to over-tighten the screw above the subwoofer too tight or the plastic could crack.

  24. MacBook Core Duo LCD Panel Replacement: step 25, image 1 of 1
    • Lift the right speaker out of its housing and set it to the side.

  25. MacBook Core Duo LCD Panel Replacement: step 26, image 1 of 1
    • Using a spudger, gently pry up the white plastic slot and slide the metal c-channel to the right and away from the display.

  26. MacBook Core Duo LCD Panel Replacement, Display: step 27, image 1 of 1
    • Use a spudger to carefully disconnect the microphone cable from the logic board. You'll want to work from side to side, and slowly wiggle the connector out of its socket.

    • Pulling on this connector vertically will break the socket off the logic board. This connector should be removed horizontally by gently pulling the microphone cable toward the screen while working a spudger between the connector and the socket.

  27. MacBook Core Duo LCD Panel Replacement: step 28, image 1 of 1
    • Lift up on the black right speaker cable with one hand, and deroute the silver microphone cable from the silver metal clip just above the right RAM slot.

  28. MacBook Core Duo LCD Panel Replacement: step 29, image 1 of 1
    • Deroute the silver microphone cable and gray display data cable from the tabs at the bottom of the subwoofer.

  29. MacBook Core Duo LCD Panel Replacement: step 30, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the single 3.2 mm Phillips screw securing the ground loop in the display data cable located just above the Bluetooth board.

  30. MacBook Core Duo LCD Panel Replacement: step 31, image 1 of 1
    • Disconnect the two antenna cables from the Airport card, and the black inverter cable from the logic board. (Pull vertically on all three.)

  31. MacBook Core Duo LCD Panel Replacement: step 32, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the following 2 screws from the right hinge mount:

    • One 6 mm Phillips on the left side of the hinge mount.

    • One 10 mm Phillips on the right side of the hinge mount.

    • Lift the right hinge mount out of the computer.

  32. MacBook Core Duo LCD Panel Replacement: step 33, image 1 of 1
    • Hold the display with one hand while removing the screws from the left hinge mount.

    • Remove the following 3 screws from the left hinge mount:

    • One 6 mm smaller diameter Phillips from the right side.

    • One 6 mm larger diameter Phillips from the middle.

    • One 10 mm Phillips from the left side.

    • Lift the left hinge mount out of the computer.

  33. MacBook Core Duo LCD Panel Replacement: step 34, image 1 of 1
    • Grasp the display assembly on either side, and lift it up and out of the computer.

  34. MacBook Core Duo LCD Panel Replacement, Front Display Bezel: step 35, image 1 of 1
    • The following steps should be identical for both white and black MacBooks.

    • Use a thin plastic card to release the tabs and their clips holding the front display bezel to the display assembly. There are five tabs along the left side of the display bezel.

    • You may find some display bezels are easier to remove if you work from their inside edges, directly adjacent to/above the LCD panel.

    • Don't use a card that cannot be replaced if damaged. The clips can be difficult to remove and the card can bend and break, rendering it useless.

  35. MacBook Core Duo LCD Panel Replacement: step 36, image 1 of 1
    • Continue to free the tabs along the the top edge of the display assembly.

    • Be careful when working near the iSight camera.

  36. MacBook Core Duo LCD Panel Replacement: step 37, image 1 of 1
    • Next, free the five tabs securing the display bezel on the right side.

  37. MacBook Core Duo LCD Panel Replacement: step 38, image 1 of 2 MacBook Core Duo LCD Panel Replacement: step 38, image 2 of 2
    • Lift up the front display bezel from the top and use your plastic card to free the tabs along the bottom edge of the display bezel.

    • Make sure that your card is between the metal frame around the LCD panel and the display bezel and not touching the LCD panel itself.

    • After freeing all holding tabs, lift the front display bezel away from the display assembly.

    • When reinstalling the front display bezel onto the display housing, you may find it easier to get the tabs and clips to connect if you push on the four sides of the bezel in this order: top, bottom, then the sides (left or right). You may have to apply extra pressure along the bottom side of the bezel to get it to snap into place firmly.

  38. MacBook Core Duo LCD Panel Replacement: step 39, image 1 of 2 MacBook Core Duo LCD Panel Replacement: step 39, image 2 of 2
    • Sometimes when removing the front display bezel, the retaining clips that should remain captive in the LCD brackets come out with the front display bezel. Follow this and the next step to transfer the clips back to the LCD bracket.

    • Use a metal spudger or another thin tool to carefully pry the gray plastic clips off the tabs molded into the front display bezel. A 0.8mm flat screwdriver may be useful for this step. You may find that it's easier to remove some of these clips by prying up on their long sides.

    • Be careful, as the clips are made of thin plastic and are inherently delicate.

  39. MacBook Core Duo LCD Panel Replacement: step 40, image 1 of 2 MacBook Core Duo LCD Panel Replacement: step 40, image 2 of 2
    • Insert one end of the retaining clip beneath the edge of its recess cut into the LCD bracket.

    • Use the edge of a spudger to push the short hook tab on the underside of the other end of the retaining clip into the recess cut into the LCD bracket.

    • The second picture shows a retaining clip properly installed.

    • You may find it easier to get the short hook tabs on the underside of each end of the clip to fit down inside their cutout in the LCD bracket by first very slightly bending down the two ends of the clip, but be careful not to bend the clips too much--only a slight bend is needed, and too much force will break them.

  40. MacBook Core Duo LCD Panel Replacement, Clutch Cover: step 41, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the three 4.2 mm Phillips screws securing the clutch cover.

  41. MacBook Core Duo LCD Panel Replacement: step 42, image 1 of 1
    • While holding the display down with one hand, use your other hand to lift the left end of the clutch cover off the clutch hinge and guide the inverter cable and AirPort cables through the gap in the clutch cover. If the cables snag on the two hooked tabs on the inside end of the clutch cover, free them carefully.

    • It may help to wiggle the clutch cover as you pull it up from the display.

    • During reassembly, make sure not to pinch the black inverter cable or the Airport wires when snapping the left end of the clutch cover back into place. To avoid pinching, it may help to lift up and hold these cables and wires in place at the top of the hinge, rather than leaving them running along the sides of the hinge.

  42. MacBook Core Duo LCD Panel Replacement: step 43, image 1 of 2 MacBook Core Duo LCD Panel Replacement: step 43, image 2 of 2
    • Lift up the right end of the clutch cover while guiding the display data and iSight cables through the gap and the two hooked tabs at the right end of the clutch cover. If the cables snag on the two hooked tabs, free them carefully.

    • Lift the clutch cover off of the display assembly.

    • During reassembly, avoid pinching the display data and iSight cables. While guiding the right end of the clutch cover into place, but before snapping it down, guide these cables between the two hooked tabs inside the right end of the clutch cover, and up into the curved area of the clutch cover, above the hinge.

    • Also avoid pinching the backlight wires (with the white connector on the end, plugged into the right end of the inverter). They should run under the upper right edge of the clutch cover. In some models, the two wires are gray and black, and in others they're white and pink. They lead into a hole in the lower right edge of the LCD to the backlight.

  43. MacBook Core Duo LCD Panel Replacement, LCD Assembly: step 44, image 1 of 2 MacBook Core Duo LCD Panel Replacement, LCD Assembly: step 44, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the small piece of foam tape stuck down above each of the bezel covers, at the lower left and right corners.

  44. MacBook Core Duo LCD Panel Replacement: step 45, image 1 of 2 MacBook Core Duo LCD Panel Replacement: step 45, image 2 of 2
    • Use a spudger to slide the left bezel cover towards the LCD panel.

    • Do not lift up vertically on the cover! Unlike the large display bezel, this one has horizontal hooks to keep it in place. These will break easily.

    • Lift the left bezel cover off the display assembly.

  45. MacBook Core Duo LCD Panel Replacement: step 46, image 1 of 2 MacBook Core Duo LCD Panel Replacement: step 46, image 2 of 2
    • Use a spudger to slide the right bezel cover toward the LCD panel.

    • Lift the right bezel cover off the display assembly.

  46. MacBook Core Duo LCD Panel Replacement: step 47, image 1 of 2 MacBook Core Duo LCD Panel Replacement: step 47, image 2 of 2
    • Lift the inverter out of the display slightly and disconnect the backlight cable from its right side.

    • Place the inverter back down in its recess.

  47. MacBook Core Duo LCD Panel Replacement: step 48, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the single 3.2 mm Phillips screw securing the display data cable to the right clutch hinge.

  48. MacBook Core Duo LCD Panel Replacement: step 49, image 1 of 1
    • Move the display data cable out from under the mounting arm of the right clutch hinge.

  49. MacBook Core Duo LCD Panel Replacement: step 50, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the twelve 4.2 mm Phillips screws securing the LCD assembly to the rear display bezel.

    • Make sure you pay attention to how the microphone cable (and antenna cable on some models) are routed around the outside of the two screws at the bottom left and right corners of the screen. It's easy to damage the cables if not routed properly when reinstalling these screws. To see the cable routing more clearly, click on the photo and zoom in.

  50. MacBook Core Duo LCD Panel Replacement: step 51, image 1 of 1
    • Raise the bottom edge of the LCD assembly slightly, then slide it down slightly to free its upper edge from a slight overhang in the rear display bezel.

    • Lift it out of the rear display bezel, minding any cables that may get caught.

    • When reinstalling the LCD assembly back into the rear display bezel, before you tighten down any of its frame mounting screws, make sure the short brass posts, one each on the left and right sides of the bezel, fit into their corresponding holes in the LCD assembly frame.

  51. MacBook Core Duo LCD Panel Replacement: step 52, image 1 of 2 MacBook Core Duo LCD Panel Replacement: step 52, image 2 of 2
    • Be sure to keep track of the small magnet along the left side of the display. It may be stuck to the LCD frames or to the rear display bezel.

    • When the display lid is closed, this magnet comes in proximity to a sensor on a small circuit board at the bottom end of the I/O board, to tell the Macbook that the display has been closed, so that the Macbook can go into clamshell sleep mode.

    • To reinstall this magnet, press it back into its cavity in the rear display bezel, with its short side facing up (see photo 2), then place the LCD panel back into the rear display bezel and screw it down so that the magnet doesn't drop out and disappear.

  52. MacBook Core Duo LCD Panel Replacement, LCD Panel: step 53, image 1 of 1
    • Turn the LCD panel assembly over so that the screen is face down. You may want to use a cloth on your worksurface to prevent scratching the screen.

    • Peel up all the yellow tape securing the display data and iSight cables to the back of the LCD panel.

    • You'll need to transfer the tape over to your new display when reassembling the computer.

  53. MacBook Core Duo LCD Panel Replacement: step 54, image 1 of 1
    • Disconnect the display data cable from the back of the display.

  54. MacBook Core Duo LCD Panel Replacement: step 55, image 1 of 1
    • Disconnect the iSight cable from the top of the display.

  55. MacBook Core Duo LCD Panel Replacement: step 56, image 1 of 1
    • Lift up the display data and iSight cables and move them to the side. It is not necessary to entirely remove these cables from the display assembly.

    • De-route the microphone cable from the right side of the LCD assembly.

    • On Core 2 Duo models, also de-route the antenna cable from the left side of the LCD assembly.

  56. MacBook Core Duo LCD Panel Replacement: step 57, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the three 3.1 mm Phillips screws along the left edge of the display.

  57. MacBook Core Duo LCD Panel Replacement: step 58, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the two 3.1 mm Phillips screws securing the iSight holder to the top of the display.

    • Make sure to remove the screws securing the metal bracket to the edge of the display and not the screws in the iSight board itself.

    • If you are replacing your screen with a new one, your part may not have these two screw holes. That's OK. You can still reassemble your computer without those screws in place.

  58. MacBook Core Duo LCD Panel Replacement: step 59, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the three 3.1 mm Phillips screws along the right edge of the display.

  59. MacBook Core Duo LCD Panel Replacement: step 60, image 1 of 1
    • Lift up the LCD panel by its bottom edge and slide it out of the metal mounting brackets.

Заключение

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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Fantastic directions!!! Saved me hundreds and gave new life to Macbook. Thanks!

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