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First time opening up a Mac (or any laptop)

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MacBook Core Duo

MacBook Core Duo Fan Replacement

MacBook Core Duo Fan Replacement

20 minutos

Moderate

Mi Problema

For over a year, my 2007 MacBook has been overheating and displaying a black screen with a bunch of mumbo jumbo text, and all I could do was force shut down. It would not last a second trying to watch a youtube video. I found this site and the videos made it seem so easy to repair a fan. Since it was so cheap, I thought I'd give it a try. Fixing my own computer never crossed my mind. But I had nothing to lose, really.

Mi Solucion

I followed the photo guide posted with the part on this site. I followed it to the T. There was a little hesitation prying the keyboard ribbon, but I looked over to another video to find exactly which direction i needed to shove the spudger. It was easy-peasy, my computer doesnt shut down anymore. It still gets pretty warm. It's a whole new world, and I am ready to replace another part, on another computer, as long as I have the guide and the tools from ifixit. It's really been empowering. Just don't ask me to write up a software program.

Mi Consejo

Definitely buy all the parts or tools that are suggested on the site. It's a really great guide. I had the image tutorial up and the video tutorial (on how to open up the computer). Both were useful.

Imagen Spudger
Spudger

$3.99

Imagen Phillips #00 Screwdriver
Phillips #00 Screwdriver

$6.99

Imagen MacBook Fan
MacBook Fan

$14.99

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