Help. Need new iSight? Pics included

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Memphis12, Jan 14, 2011.

  1. Memphis12, Jan 14, 2011
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2011

    Memphis12 macrumors newbie

    Jan 14, 2011
    Hi, I'm replacing the display housing on my late 2008 Macbook Pro and stripped the screw on the iSight mount and ended up doing this. :eek: For someone who isn't tech savvy, the part that broke off doesn't LOOK important, but I know that's not always the case. So will this effect anything or am I going to have to buy a new iSight? Thanks in advance![​IMG][​IMG]
  2. cameronwilby macrumors newbie


    Jan 12, 2011
    United Kingdom
    It's bad news friend, that's one ruined iSight. I'm not exactly savvy on the iSight, but from what I can see, you've snapped a grounding point in the circuit (The metal ring where the screw goes through) and thus, probably won't work now!
  3. axu539 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 31, 2010
    Good news is that a new isight only runs for about $30 on iFixit, and since you have your isight sitting out on the table already, I'm assuming reassembly shouldn't be terribly bad for you either.
  4. Memphis12 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 14, 2011
    Thanks, my friends. Not terrible news, as you guys pointed out since it's not pricey and I do already have everything disassembled. Thanks again.


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