Is this a DIY repair?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by dawgfan, Nov 11, 2014.

  1. dawgfan macrumors 6502

    dawgfan

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    Got bad news and slammed my MacBook shut. I damaged the hinge and more perhaps. Apple store no longer has parts (if required). It still works, but when closing it does not line up right. It can be pushed and close properly. Can anyone tell from the pictures if this can be fixed? I don't mind taking apart with a little help (videos or website page). Estimate from Mac Resource is $125 evaluation fee with no idea how much more it could be. Since it's 7 yrs old, I'm not inclined to invest any more than absolutely necessary.

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  3. logana macrumors 65816

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    Just needs a hinge - a pair cost around $5 - will take maybe an hour/ 90 minutes to do

    ifixit.com will have all the instructions you need.....
     
  4. dawgfan thread starter macrumors 6502

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  5. Brian Y macrumors 68040

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    It's a fiddly repair, but it's easily doable.

    *Somehow* you've not snapped any plastics!
     
  6. dawgfan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Care to elaborate? Sounds like you have some experience with it.
     
  7. Brian Y macrumors 68040

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    You'll most likely need to follow this guide, when you get to the last step, instead of removing the inverter you'll need to switch out the hinges.

    https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/MacBook+Core+2+Duo+Inverter+Cable+Replacement/4772

    It's not difficult, but there's lots of screws (most of which are different sizes), and lots of bits to remove, and the clips on the bezel can be a pain.
     
  8. dawgfan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Did you mean to make a hyperlink to a 'guide'?
     

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