Logic board defect? Or just missing a chip?

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  1. Mobius 1 macrumors 6502

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    Something in the blue square in the picture above isn't there




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    Here's a screenshot from a user




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    Here's mine. notice mine does not have any chip at all.








    Where can i get that specific chip (backlit controller)



    MB5.1, 10.6.7, 2.0 C2D P, RAM+HDD stock.
     
  2. brentsg macrumors 68040

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    Are you even comparing the same year/model of notebook?
     
  3. Mobius 1 thread starter macrumors 6502

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  4. Reflow macrumors 68000

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    I believe that's the small strip for the keyboard backlight ribbon cable socket. Did your machine have the backlight feature?
     
  5. sab165, Apr 17, 2011
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    That is correct, it is the cable socket for a backlit keyboard. The OP's machine (3rd pic) does not support the backlit keyboard, and so the OP is looking to the community for help on whether or not the socket is available as a stand alone piece.

    We previously collaborated on how to determine if the MB5,1 would support the transplant of a backlit keyboard if it originally did not have one installed. iFixit has shown that some MB5,1 shipped with the necessary socket for the backlit keyboard, while other MB5,1 simply did not have it in place on the logic board.

    If you would like more background info check here for the thread where this discussion originated.
     

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