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Wednesday
Aug182010

Old & Charred vs. the New Hotness

So for whatever reason, the 12-inch PowerBook was merely a temporary fix. Apparently, it likes to not turn on sometimes. Lame. So I went back to the drawing board and decided to invest in a new DC power board for the original 15-incher. So after a while of researching on eBay for used ones, I found a website selling new ones. It even cost less than some used ones, interestingly enough. So that arrived, and I began to re-dismantle the 15-inch for the 657th time. But this time, I had to go even deeper and basically dismantle the entire thing.

About halfway through, I realized that I didn’t have the appropriate screwdriver to continue. So I was stuck there for a couple days as I searched for the right one. All I needed was a T8 Torx screwdriver. I found a T7, but that was of course too small, and just barely so. But luckily, I stumbled upon the right-sized one at work and brought it home. So I resumed the dismemberment of the old machine and got all the way to the last step, removing the old power board. Yay!

Too bad I now need some thermal paste in order to put the thing back together. If I don’t apply a new coating to the heat sink, the processor is going to overheat and cause more headaches later. So now there are screws all over my desk, arranged in a highly organized and delicate manner, and the laptop is in huge pieces on my floor. I can’t wait for this to finally be over. Oh, and here’s a picture comparing the old power connector (left) with the new hotness (right).



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