Missing Sleep Magnet After LCD Repair

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dnenciu, Oct 4, 2007.

  1. dnenciu macrumors member

    Oct 4, 2007

    I have a macbook pro 17" core2duo 2.33ghz.

    I had a scratch on the screen and had the coating replaced, but when I got the laptop back it would not go to sleep when I closed the lid.

    I have did some research and opened the laptop and it seems the "sleep magnet " next to the lcd is missing.

    I looked in the apple service manual but the "sleep magnet" described in there does not exist next to my lcd so I assume that the 17" is diff than the 15".

    All I see is an oval hole on the side of the frame so I assume the magnet was in that hole.

    I tried to find this sleep magnet but nobody has it on the web and if I go to the apple store they will charge me a lot of money just to replace it.

    If anybody knows how the "sleep magnet" for a 17" macbook pro looks exactly, and can give me more info on it I would really appreciate it.

    I am really desperate as I already had all this problems with the laptop and now this happens:(

    Thank you.

  2. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    Complain that the machine went in for an LCD repair and came out with a sleep issue -- likely due to the sleep magnet not coming back with the machine.

    It isn't unusual for machines to come back with problems related to a repair done on the machine.
  3. dnenciu thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 4, 2007
    Well I did but I am in canada and the shop is in US and is a lot of hassle to send it back. And I already staid without it for 2 weeks. I want to try to fix it myself if posible so I don't have to wait.

    The shop said that they found two magnets in the shop and will send it to me.

    I just need to know if anybody knows how the sleep magnet looks for the 17" mbp?

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