Does anyone know where I could get a replacement inductor from for my MacBook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Kayla90, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. Kayla90 macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2012
    #1
    I urgently need a new inductor for my MacBook Pros motherboard, does anyone know where I could find a spare one?
    Thanks
     
  2. T5BRICK macrumors G3

    T5BRICK

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2006
    Location:
    Oregon
    #2
    Inductors have many different sizes, values and form-factors. Do you know what you're looking for?
     
  3. angrydog macrumors member

    angrydog

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2009
  4. Kayla90 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2012
    #4
    have only been told that my early 2011 MacBook pro needs a new inductor
     
  5. angrydog macrumors member

    angrydog

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2009
    #5
    Who told you this? and to begin what's wrong with your laptop that you need a new inductor?
     
  6. Kayla90 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2012
    #6
    a repair guy, he doesn't have a spare inductor and asked me whether I knew someone with a spare motherboard. My MacBooks backlight is gone.
     
  7. angrydog, Nov 30, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2012

    angrydog macrumors member

    angrydog

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2009
    #7
    You would need to know the correct Henry (type of unit) of the inductor that was blown, most tech's would use a inductor from a spare logic board. So you would need to get a 2011 logic board board and get a inductor off that. Unless you know the henry and polarity of the inductor, it's best to let the tech just use one he has so it's a 100% guarantee it would work instead of buying some random inductor from china and waiting for it to be shipped to you then find out it doesn't work.

    Reading that your tech doesn't have a spare logic board. If I were in your shoes, I would just buy a refurbished logic board off eBay so you don't have to do any soldering.


    EDIT: Here are the cheapest on eBay, I AM NOT ASSOCIATED WITH THESE SELLERS.

    15 INCH:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/2011-MacBoo...US_Motherboard_CPU_Combos&hash=item3a7c239f7b

    13 INCH:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/OEM-APPLE-M...927040983?pt=Motherboards&hash=item27cc0ba9d7
     
  8. T5BRICK macrumors G3

    T5BRICK

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2006
    Location:
    Oregon
    #8
    Inductor or inverter? Prior to LED backlights, the old CCFL backlit displays had an inverter to power the light.

    How old is your MBP?
     
  9. Mrbobb macrumors 601

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2012
    #9
    What kind of repair guy is this if he can't find some inductor.

    Is like your mechanic telling u to find a used engine. Really? Why do you need him then?
     
  10. Kayla90 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2012
    #10
    ok thank you very much

    ----------

    It's a early 2011 model
     
  11. T5BRICK macrumors G3

    T5BRICK

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2006
    Location:
    Oregon
    #11
    An inductor on a MBP is probably a tiny surface mount part. I'm pretty sure the OP is either looking for an inverter, or the tech is a friend who is handy with a soldering iron.
     
  12. Kayla90 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2012
    #12
    I thought he's able to fix my backlight issue, might as well just sell my MacBook instead of buying a motherboard
     
  13. T5BRICK macrumors G3

    T5BRICK

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2006
    Location:
    Oregon
    #13
    So it's not an inverter then.

    To tell you the value of the inductor you need, if its even possible to look it up, we'd need more info about the problem. There is a thread on here that someone had a similar issue and had to replace a damaged part. Maybe that thread would have the info you are looking for.
     
  14. angrydog macrumors member

    angrydog

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2009
    #14
    T5BRICK is right, OP is looking for a inverter (I feel dumb for not correlating it was a inverter when OP mentioned it was for a broken back light). According to this post, your early 2011 macbook doesn't have a inverter board you can buy separately.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=13979349&postcount=3
     
  15. Kayla90 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2012
    #15
    There is no backlight, can't see anything at all except if I use a torch. Have got the screen and display cable replaced but there's still no backlight. I'm not sure whether the tech guy knows what he's doing.
     
  16. T5BRICK macrumors G3

    T5BRICK

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2006
    Location:
    Oregon
    #16
    A torch. Hehe.

    Your tech may want to look at this thread.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=972699
     
  17. Photoguy482 macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2013
    #17
    Inductor

    I just bought a 17" MacBook Pro from a friend of a friend. Everything works but the camera. I don't care, I don't need it, but he also said the inductor near the camera was burned when he opened it.
    I'm guessing this is bad???
     

Share This Page