Easiest way to permanently remove 2007 MacBook Hinge Cover?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by henrypaz, Oct 2, 2012.

  1. henrypaz macrumors newbie

    Oct 2, 2012
    (This question is cross posted to MacOsxHints.com)

    I have a very dead video on my late 2007 13" MacBook 3,1 -- replacement of the cheaper parts didn't fix it, and it is not worth investing any more money into it.

    I want a setup that looks more or like this (minus the Old Spice):

    Lidless MacBook Pro

    The teardown sites look like over kill to me. What is the easiest way to remove this and still have a functioning MacBook.

    BTW - It looks like I'll lose AirPort, because the antennae is in the lid. Anyway to make the antennae external?

  2. hackerwayne macrumors 6502a


    Feb 17, 2012
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    tear the MacBook apart, unscrew all 6 hinge screws, disconnect the LCD data cable, backlit cable, 2 Airport cable. Next buy this its a MacBook Pro 13" WiFi antenna its in the hinge cover of the 13" MBP, it will work with your MacBook because the antenna connectors are the same. Now you can completely remove the LCD display and connect the MBP 13" antenna to the Airport Card.

Share This Page