Kernel Panic mid 2010 Noob replacing c9650

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by saidizidane, Jan 19, 2019.

  1. saidizidane macrumors newbie

    Jan 19, 2019
    Hi everyone, sorry first for my english.

    I just bought a used 15" Mid 2010 Macbook pro and as expected it has the GPU kernel Panic hen switching to 330m gt and also both of the usb ports that are dysfunctionnal (first one doesn't provide enough power ----> usb flash works, flash hard drive works but all mechanicals hdd 2.0 doesn't ++++ i tried a non functionnal usb HHD 2.0 with two cables : one in the macbook pro and another pluged in phone power adapter directly to ector and it works perfectly, so it's power issue).
    The second USB port doesn't work at all...

    So i decided to restore the macbook pro starting wiht the Graphic issue. Now my question would be about the choice of a new capacitor to replace as i have those two choices :

    1-Getting a dead logical board and take off capacitor like this

    2-buy one of these capacitors : EEFSX0E331XE or EEFLT0D331R ? i really dont want to scratch the mother board for space so if you have another good choice i'm all in...
  2. Audit13 macrumors 68040


    Apr 19, 2017
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Taking the original capacitor from another board is not a good idea in my opinion because the problem can come back at any time. The problem was that the original Apple capacitor was undersized to begin with.
  3. Roman78 macrumors member


    May 7, 2018
    Eifel - Gemany
    It is not that hard. Just did one today for a friend.

    But there are 330µf Capacitors with a 3rd pad. You could by it from Louis Rossmann site. But scratching is cheaper.

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