MacBook Unibody (Model No. A1342) MagSafe DC-In Board
10 - 30 minutos
It was my sisters Mac I fixed which they had dropped and broke the DC-In board. Internally you can tell it was damaged by the dent which changed it's shape due to the force of the drop.
The repair took me about an hour simply because I had the right tools at my disposal.
1. The 4 mm screws for the lower case was cake!!
2. Battery removal it's very straight forward even though it's not required but I wanted to blow the dust out of every corner and clean it all up while inside since I already had it open. The battery connector comes out easily.
3. Rear Vent 10 mm and 5 mm screws no problem, lift and you're clear.
4. Logic board AirPort/Bluetooth ribbon cable not sweating it.
5.Can you say tricky and very, very delicate....the fan, rear speaker, sleep LED connectors up off the logic board was the most time consuming for fear of breaking them which by the way are very stubborn when removing but easy to put back.
6. Fan 1 7.1mm & 2 5mm also very simple.
7. Optical drive connector also cake with spudger.
8. Zif socket (fingernail) and you are home free and since I had the battery out ribbon cable easily came out.
9.HD connector just like number 7 :o)
10. Display cable lock was very tricky, stiff and tough to take out so taking the time and exercising patience was priceless to carefully unplug it.
11. Removing the 6 4.4.mm T6 Torx screws and the 2 4.5mm T6 securing the MagSafe wasn't an issue.
12. Finally the logic board also takes a little precaution to safely remove and I was home free.
After some thorough cleaning with air, putting everything back was simple if everything is kept in order.
Keep a clean working area and take your time. Totally a fun project which tests your ability or willingness to suppress any restlessness as you are confronted with the challenges of a MAC Book repair. Must make sure you have the right tools or risk further damage. Wouldn't even make any attempts without them..... So please don't try!