Flat vs block headed backlight inverter cable ending

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by umiwangu, Jan 19, 2011.

  1. umiwangu macrumors 6502

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    I have two Macbooks. One has been having logic board issues, and the other seems to have a bad backlight inverter. I figured I can just switch them, get the good screen from the one and connect it to the one with the working (I think) logic board. But, I found that the one had a flat headed backlight inverter cable, and the other had block headed.

    Would it work to splice them? Are the pinouts the same? How can I test to make sure it really is the backlight inverter which isn't working?

    Thanks!

    Seth
     
  2. brdnboy, Jan 19, 2011
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2011

    brdnboy macrumors regular

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    Just pull off the inverter/hinge/clutch cover. Its 3 screws, then you have access to the inverter. One more screw and you can remove and swap the cables. All Macbook inverters have the same two connections, but some MacBooks use one type of cable to match the logic board connection while others use a different one, as you found out.
     
  3. umiwangu thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Or really? Cool. I'll try it when I get home tonight.

    Seth
     

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