Performed case swap on C2D white MacBook and now will not boot

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  1. AlphaDogg, Jul 10, 2014
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2014

    AlphaDogg macrumors 68040

    AlphaDogg

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    I was given a 2008 MacBook. It's a 2.4ghz c2d and it came with 2gb ram. The casing on it was trashed to hell so I thought it would be a great opportunity to do a caseswap with black macbook parts that I purchased on ebay. I did the case swap last night and now the computer won't boot. I can hear the ODD buzz after hitting the power button, the fans spin up, and the status LED stays solid. No boot chime, no image on the screen. What did I do wrong?

    If it makes any difference, I'm running off mains power because I don't yet have a functional battery for this computer.

    Oh and I used AS5 when reinstalling the heatsink

    I hope the logic board is still useable, but if not it's not the end of the world because I have more MacBook parts than you'd imagine. I have a 2.2ghz santa rosa logic board that I can put in there but I'd really like to salvage the 2.4
     
  2. AlphaDogg thread starter macrumors 68040

    AlphaDogg

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    Holy **** nevermind it boots now. I put the stock ram back in and it boots fine. YESSSS
     
  3. brdeveloper macrumors 68020

    brdeveloper

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    Nice. Max out RAM and add a SSD. Maxing out everything is more enjoyable :apple:
     

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