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Motherboard plug Where screen p;lugs into Motherboard on 2007 Macbook Pro came lose from Motherboard. How to cixc. No problem if this is a permanent fix irreversible.

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  • James Miller Oct 26, 2013

    use acid cleaner to clean then use the best acid solder to do the job



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Solderer it back in

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    mac nut lost Oct 26, 2013

    What I Thought, but IT Pro friend said had to be micro-desoldered then micro-soldered in and no guarantee that'll work-I'm taking it apart again and remove old solder and trying the simplest way-makes sense to me as well-thanks. I needed to hear the simple way was right way from someone else also.



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SOURCE: The mother board is shot

Yes. Nvidia had a rash of problems with the GeForce 8600M GT GPU, that was installed in MacPro 2007-2009 models.

[GPU. Graphics Processing Unit, ]

1) Here is a link to free Service Manuals for the Apple Macbook's.
MacPro 2007-2009. 15 inch, and 17 inch,

You didn't state whether your Mac is a 15 inch, or 17 inch.
To the right of the heading - Macbook Pro 15", or Macbook Pro 17", left-click on the file heading which matches your laptop.

[For example:
If you know that your Macbook has a 15 inch LCD screen, 2.2GHz, or 2.4GHz processor, and was made in 2007, to the right of Macbook Pro 15" you would click on - 2.2/2.4GGHz 2007 ]

This is a PDF file.
Ordinarily it takes 10 to 20 seconds, to download an average PDF Service Manual, for me.
I usually advise that it may take up to 30 seconds, with additional time may be needed to fully download the file.

The Macbook Pro 17" 2.2/2.4GHz 2007 file took almost 2 Minutes.

A) No.1 and No.2 Philips head screwdriver. NON-MAGNETIC
B) Tweezers
C) An unused thick plastic credit card

D) Apple 'Black Stick'.
Or properly referred to as Nylon Probe/Spudger Tool.

Because it will make your life SO much easier when disassembling.

The top large plastic cover of your laptop under the Keyboard, (Top Case), is attached to the Bottom Case, via a bunch of plastic snaps, after the screws are removed.
The plastic snaps are formed out of the plastic of the case, and are spaced around the side edges.

They are flat tabs with a small hooked end. As the Top Case is removed from the Bottom Case, the tabs snap, snap, snap as they come loose.
For your first time it may set your nerves on edge as you might think you are breaking something.

The 'black stick' is shaped so that it can be inserted into the parting line of the two case halves, and slightly twisted.
The shape of the 'stick' pries the two halves apart from the twisting motion.

There are also delicate small wires that may be damaged if a metal tool is used, plus the Logic Board. (Motherboard)
A plastic tool is best used, plus the shape of this particular tool makes it a gotta have.
(Plus it's Cheap)

E) ESD Wrist Strap. (Electro Static Discharge)
You MUST use this tool.

Anti-Static Precautions:
Your body carries Static electricity. Static WILL fry out (Short Circuit) the delicate hardware components inside a computer.
Relieve your body of Static BEFORE working on your computer.

The alligator clip of the ESD wrist strap is connected to a good ground source.
(I connect to the metal frame of an empty desktop computer case.
I realize that not everyone has one of these babies sitting around.
Perhaps you have a large metallic object you can place on your worktable. Large metal serving tray, or large metal knickknack)

Example of an average ESD wrist strap,

A LOT of stores carry them.

F) Multi-compartment container.
Label each compartment for the area the screw/s come out of.
Some screws look VERY similar to others.
Do Not mix them up!

You can use a clean egg carton if no multi-compartment container is available.
Label each egg holder.

G) Record:
Make notes, and drawings as you disassemble. Perhaps digital photos, or camcorder.
Nothing like having a record to refer back to in case you are interrupted.
Also nice to have a Personal record made by you. Your notes, your handwriting, etc.

{Tilt the motherboard to install it}

After you have the motherboard (Logic Board) in place, you will need to clean the top of three chipsets. (Chip)

Processor, GPU, and third chipset.
Use an old credit card to scrape off the most of the thermal paste. Wipe the old thermal paste on a clean rag as you scrape it off.

Now use Q-tips dipped in Isopropyl Alcohol. It will take a bunch of dipped Q-tips. The tops of those chips needs to be clean enough to eat off of. (No kidding)
NO old thermal paste, or a thermal pad, must be present.

(A thermal pad is a cloth soaked with thermal paste. Highly inefficient, and CANNOT be reused anyway. If there is a thermal pad on one of those chips, carefully peel it off. Soak the remnants left behind with alcohol, then use the credit card. Keep using both until the thermal pad is completely gone))

Apply one small pea-sized drop of thermal paste to the Center of each of those chips.When you set the Cooling Tube down, and lock it into position, the thermal paste will squish out just right.

A note on using Artic Silver thermal compound:
Artic Silver (5) has real silver in it. Silver is a Good conductor of heat.
It is also a good conductor of electricity.

If you use too much it will ooze off of the chipsets, when they are fully warmed up. It then oozes down onto solder joints, and creates a Short Circuit. Bye-bye computer.

Applying thermal paste properly,

If you have ANY questions do not rate this until you are finished asking. State your questions in a Comment.


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The 9 pin port on the backplate of the mainboardc is NOT for monitor screen, but is a serial port.
You need a PCI-e Graphicscard to connect your monitor screen.
Be certain that the graphicscard does have a 15pin sub-D port.
Most newer cards do have DVI and HDMI, some also have 15 pin sub-D.

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