Replacing the A1181 MacBook enclosure?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Yr Blues, Dec 26, 2012.

  1. Yr Blues macrumors 68020

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    I have an old A1181 MacBook that's cracked all over. How difficult is it to replace all of the white components? I found all of the parts online.
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    The topcase is fairly easy and they're cross model compatible. The bottom case it harder and is model specific, meaning only a min-2007 bottom will fit a mid-2007 Macbook.
     
  3. Yr Blues thread starter macrumors 68020

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    thanks, so I'm assuming it's possible and the board isn't glued onto the case in any way? thanks!
     
  4. Intell macrumors P6

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    It all comes apart with screws. Just make sure you don't mix up the screws or force two things together too hard.
     
  5. spyguy10709 macrumors 6502a

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    Take a look at iFixit's repair guides. They show you how to do everything correctly, and safely.

    They're the best. And free.
    But don't buy their parts - way too expensive.
     
  6. Yr Blues thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Thank you both! Happy to know it's do-able.
     
  7. ppcg4mac macrumors 6502

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  8. spyguy10709 macrumors 6502a

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  9. ppcg4mac macrumors 6502

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    Ok, i guess, it isn't, but it IS a cover-all guide for the Geniuses to use.
     
  10. spyguy10709 macrumors 6502a

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    ;p
     

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