[rant] unibody macbook display cable.

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by l.a.rossmann, Oct 11, 2009.

  1. l.a.rossmann macrumors 65816

    l.a.rossmann

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    It is not long enough to reach the screen when in view, so you have to unplug it from the logic board, shove it through, and pull it out on the screen's end in order to plug a new screen in.

    Even then, you need a tool of some sort to get it in. And even taped, it is very prone to falling out, it does not snap in securely at all.

    This is one of the many things that makes me scream when I read about how much better the unibody is than all of apple's older models. So non-service-friendly. :(
     
  2. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

    SnowLeopard2008

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    It is not prone to falling out... I use the same connector, not cable, but it doesn't fall out easily.
     
  3. l.a.rossmann thread starter macrumors 65816

    l.a.rossmann

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    It is putting the screen in, since there is little slack.

    Why this does not have enough slack that one can comfortably plug the cable into a screen is beyond me. It is really annoying, considering it would cost nothing in terms of effort or money on Apple's part.

    The idea of a "service loop" is older than time itself.
     

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