Black MacBook 2,1 2007 issues and questions

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  1. masterjedi73 macrumors 6502

    masterjedi73

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    Long story short....a student of mine gave me her black macbook because her HD crashed and her parents bought her a new MBP. I popped a new HD in and it all works (almost) fine. I had opened it up to clean out some of the hot chocolate she had spilled in it. :eek:

    Now that was the second HD that she had crash on her with that macbook. Is this generally an issue for these?

    The screen flickers, mostly after it wakes up or turns on for the first time. It flickered before I had the new HD in and installed snow leopard as well. From reading other posts, it seems like this may be the inverter board. Is that a hard fix?

    OK...discuss. Thanks!
     
  2. logana macrumors 65816

    logana

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    Hard disk - yes Apple had a recall for many of the MacBooks built around that time but hard disks fail on anything especially laptops ...

    The screen flicker is more likely to be the inverter to logicboard cable - they fray - does it flicker when you move the screen up and down on it's hinges ??

    If so it will be the cable -- instructions on ifixit.com
     
  3. masterjedi73 thread starter macrumors 6502

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