what are function of the two left screws on a macbook a1181

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  1. cstaw25 macrumors newbie

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    Hi I would like to know what are the function of the bottom case left screws on a macbook a1181. the reason I am asking is because I missing those screws, well the computer is.
     
  2. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

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    They attach to the hinge and the inner frame. I'd get them replaced if you can. There's a distinct possibility that you could go into an Apple store and they'd simply replace them.
     
  3. eman macrumors 6502a

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    If you're talking about the two screws on the power side of the older white macbook, they do nothing.
     
  4. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

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    I have the same MacBook the OP has, and I've disassembled mine entirely before. You could actually look up what model it is before taking a guess. ;)

    Also, it seems to me that the screws must do something or they wouldn't be there. Maybe they're not really necessary, but I can't imagine they do absolutely nothing. Even looking aesthetically pleasing is doing something :p
     
  5. logana macrumors 65816

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    The 2 screws on the left side are connected to a small strip of metal. Eman is quite correct in stating that they do nothing......They don't hold anything in place (other than a strip of metal glued to the inside of the case).

    There is a story that Steve Jobs wanted them there to balance the 2 screws on the right side of the bottom case which hold the topcase in place on the right side. The topcase is held in place on the left side by 2 screws inside the battery connector.
     
  6. anotherarunan macrumors 6502

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    Yeah I've heard that they are purely cosmetic in order to match the 2 screws on the right hand side (that do attach the top case to the main body). Purely for symmetry.
     
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  8. eman macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, please stop guessing and look up the model number!:)
     
  9. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

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    I did. I have the same MacBook. When I looked at my MacBook and thought "left" I was, of course, looking at the front of the Mac and so the two screws on my left do what I said they did. Of course, looking at the back of the Mac (which makes far more sense) the left screws do nothing.

    I do know what I'm talking about, as I've completely disassembled this MacBook (and plenty of other laptops, both Mac and PC). Just a simple mistake, not a guess.
     
  10. logana macrumors 65816

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    I was (and I think the thread starter and eman too) referring to the screws on the left side of the front of the MacBook..

    The port/power side.

    Did you mean the "other left" ?

    Or are you talking about the 2 screws that connect to the topcase and screen hinges on the rear of the MacBook ?
     
  11. eman macrumors 6502a

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    That's a good one!
     
  12. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

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    Wow. The entire time I've been talking about the screws on the rear of the MacBook, and now that I read the OP's post, I have no idea why.
     

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