Inverter/mother board connection bad, need to replace macbook motherboard?

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  1. woowarrior macrumors newbie

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    I got totally screwed by group replacing my lcd screen (the long story below). Essentially I watched the guy try and force my inverter to motherboard connection bending the plastic casing out of place and who knows what damage he may have done to the metal. Needless to say I took my computer elsewhere and it has been sugested I have to replace the whole motherboard (2.2. ghz macbook) and inverter cable!! Is there anyway I can have a new inverter connection reattached or find a cheaper way out?

    If I have to get a new motherboard, where can I find one reasonably priced? The computer is less than a year old, but since it was taken apart it obviously voids warranty with apple?

    -Thanks for any help-


    The Long story- Do NOT ever buy anything from Bliss computers. I purchased a bad lcd from them, realised they were only 40 mins from my home and drove there to get a replacement. One of their technicians began deconstructing my computer and tossing the screws in one general bin. After he got the casing off he looked at me and stated he had never taken apart a mac before!! after messing around he presented another bad screen. Finally got a new one where when connecting the inverter cable forced and forced and bent the connection out of shape. The computer worked for about 2 hours after that. But in putting the macbook back together screws were stripped and missing, added in random areas- I couldn't be more furious, but I don't know what to do (other than try to spread word about them), I don't think theres anyway I can get them to fund the repairs they caused??
     
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  3. MacDuck macrumors member

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    Sorry to hear about your experience.

    Having had 2 logic board failures, I can only tell you next time have AppleCare and go to an authorized repair specialist.

    Logic boards for MacBooks run from 200 (ebay) -600 dollars (elsewhere). Here is one I found on ebay fairly cheap:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Apple-MacBook-A...5|66:2|65:12|39:1|240:1318|301:1|293:1|294:50

    I am not sure if you have a SR model, so be sure to check. It is a 2.0 Ghz model.

    And yes, the warranty is void.

    Good luck.
     
  4. logana macrumors 65816

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    The plug on the end of the inverter to motherboard cable is pretty poor on the SR MacBooks - I would think that the socket on the motherboard is ok.

    If so - you should be able to get an inverter to motherboard cable (must be Santa Rosa/Penryn) pretty cheap - $10-20. A lot cheaper than a motherboard !!!

    If the guy did not know what he was doing then chances are he has broken the plug (on the cable) and the socket (on the motherboard) is fine....
     

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