Sunday, November 12, 2006

iFixing my iBook in 15 iSeconds

by Suw on November 12, 2006

Back in August I had a few problems with my trusty ol' iBook falling asleep on me unexpectedly. After a few false starts, I figured out that it must be the DC-in board – the socket that you plug the charger into had become a little loose and would occasionally short out.
I went to the Apple Store and then to an authorised dealer, and they both said that the motherboard would need to be replaced, and that it wouldn't be cheap, and that it would probably take 10 days… or longer.
Well, bugger that for a game of soldiers. Kev got a DC-in board for $30, we did it ourselves, thanks in large part to the fantabulously brilliant iFixit Guides. You even get a little screw guide to print out so you can keep your screws organised.
Anyway, following in the footsteps of the legendary Tom Coates, we used the lovely Gawker to make a time lapse movie of it.

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