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.

Anonymous November 12, 2006 at 9:25 pm

That is well cool.

Anonymous November 24, 2006 at 3:29 pm

Ha – love it. Are we talking Earl grey, Darjeeling or PG Tips? Glad you're back up and running. BTW – Will you be at lesblogs? Would be good to have a natter.

Anonymous November 24, 2006 at 5:57 pm

Green. 🙂 Decaf too, otherwise I end up climbing the walls.
And sadly no, I shan't be at Lesblogs. Too much proper work to do. That and I'm fed up of conferences.

Anonymous January 8, 2007 at 8:03 pm

Where did you get the DC in supply? I can only find them ~$50 at the moment…

Anonymous January 8, 2007 at 8:31 pm

Kev found it on Ebay. 🙂

Anonymous January 23, 2007 at 2:03 am

That's awesome. I am having the same problem, I just got a new DC-in on eBay ($20), and thanks to your vid and link to iFixIt, I'm gonna open up my iBook in a few days!

Anonymous January 23, 2007 at 10:17 am

Good luck! Let us know how it goes.

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