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Model A1181: 1.83, 2, 2.1, 2.13, 2.16, 2.2, or 2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo processor

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Display not straight when closed

Hello, I bought this machine several months ago off ebay. Ever since I got it, the display has been crooked on the left hand side when it closes. However, it still sleeps and functions perfectly.

Recently, the LCD panel cracked. I have ordered a new one, and since I have to open up the display assembly, I fugre I might as well fix that problem while I am there. Does anyone know if this is a problem specific to a loose hinge, or would it be how the assembly mounts in the case? I will of course tighten everything when I get in there, just curious if there is something specific I need to do or look out for.


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I would think the unit was dropped and the hinge either torn inside or bent. Check both hinges where they meet the lower case... they both could be slightly torqued.

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Thanks! Not only did I get the display panel replaced, but I noticed the left hinge was bent upward. I took a pair of pliers to it, and then just started bending it back with my hand. I used a bubble level app on my iphone, it was 6 degrees out of alignment! but I got it back to 0, and the case now closes perfectly. It must have been dropped in it's past life. Oh well, I got the chipping top case replaced by apple for free under the repair extension, and got a new keyboard and trackpad out of it.

Now I just need to wait for the key hinges to arrive for the 2 that got damaged, pop on the key caps, and it will be as good as new. Can't seem to find a guide for it here on ifixit, but i'm sure I will find something if I google it.


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