Replacing Macbook LCD Problems

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by nyprimus4, Jan 18, 2009.

  1. nyprimus4 macrumors newbie

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    Hey all...

    I recently broke my Macbook's LCD. For some odd reason I followed ifixit.com's guide to opening the top case first before I replaced the LCD. Well I've managed to put everything back together besides two things. I can't get the microphone cable (http://static2.ifixit.com/igi/AsNQSmeeSSxLXoU3.large) or the inverter cable (http://static2.ifixit.com/igi/yAvWHOG4kOr4PX5m.large) back into the logic board. Do I have to use a special computer glue to get them back attached?

    Here is the guide I used. http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Mac/MacBook-Core-2-Duo/Display/116/27/Page-1

    THANK YOU!
     
  2. geerlingguy macrumors 6502a

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    Yikes! You shouldn't have to use any glue at all - are you having trouble plugging them back in, or getting them routed back to where they used to be? (i.e. Do they reach the plug, but not stay plugged in, or do they not even reach the plug).

    Laptops can be real buggers!
     
  3. nyprimus4 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    They reach but I can't seem to fashion them back in. Am I screwed?
     
  4. geerlingguy macrumors 6502a

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    Possibly - how did you take them out? As long as you gently pried them out, they should slip back in, with a little effort.

    You have to be quite careful, AND make sure you're plugging the cables in right-side up. It can be particularly difficult because of the tiny size of the cables.
     
  5. nyprimus4 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm pretty positive I didn't take them out with much force but they don't seem to want to go back in.

    What would be my options if they don't fasten back in?
     
  6. geerlingguy macrumors 6502a

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    I'm really sorry to say this, but your options are:

    1. Say some prayers and try again.
    2. Take a break, then come back, look verrry closely at the plug and connector, then after making sure they're aligned perfectly, try to plug it back in again.
    3. Try to find a Mac or PC laptop repairman to fix it.

    I just hope you didn't mess up the plug on the logic board!
     

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