Frayed cord, would like your advice before I take it into store.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by connormmaher, Oct 6, 2014.

  1. connormmaher macrumors newbie

    Oct 6, 2014
    Hello, I've come here on an off while being a mac owner while looking for the proper upgrade to this very mac. I recently (last year) had my screen broken by my college roommate and got it replaced. About a month ago it just started shutting off randomly, so I sent it away to get fixed at a local apple store. After about a month I got it back saying it was fixed but quickly realized it wasn't, so I took it apart myself and noticed a frayed cord that when pushed back together fixes the issue. Here is a picture of where the cord is, and i'm wondering what my best option is?

    Edit: circled where the cord is frayed, directly under where those screws are.

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  2. yanki01 macrumors 68040


    Feb 28, 2009
    take it in again. if you have the paperwork of it being fixed by apple, take that too. can't tell what they'll do, replace and fix it again?
  3. matty1551 macrumors 6502

    Jul 7, 2009
    I wouldn't tell them you opened it up though. Don't want to give them any reason to void your warranty.

    Just insist you are still having the same issue.
  4. AppleP59 macrumors 6502

    Feb 24, 2014
    I always thought they can tell.
    Is there nothing in the way of security tape?
  5. connormmaher thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 6, 2014
    I didn't bring it to an authorized dealer (I didn't know the difference at the time, rookie move). They are a small Apple Store near my ski house that has previously done great work before. I'm not blaming them on the issue instead i'm just looking for the name of the cable that is circled, and what I could do to have it fixed properly.
  6. matty1551 macrumors 6502

    Jul 7, 2009
    It depends on how far he went. If he just took the bottom panel off and looked at things, then no.

    That's a bundle of cables. One is wifi, one bluetooth. Can't remember the others though.

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