Welding of the internal power connector
of a Titanium DVI Powerbook
As usual, I cannot be responsible for any damage to
your machines when you will experiment the following
Brought to us by Francis
Vermeire, informatic consultant (isolutions,
I'm happy to welcome here.
This connector had a bad electrical contact. The ring
turns off or switches to green depending on the manipulation
we performed on the connector.
I rapidly test the Francis's Ti transformer into Michel's
Ti: no problem.
Francis, who rapidly needs a full serviceable machine,
decides to make the reparation: here's the story.
As usual, shutdown the machine, remove the power cable
and the battery. The Ti's bottom cover is to be removed like
(only in french)
The yellow arrow points to the power connector. People
who is familiar to this kind of machine directly sees that,
on the contrary to the Ti VGA, the connector is placed on
separate support card.
This allow the official Apple's repairmen to change this
piece without risk to damage the mother board..."They" fear
to use a blowtorch ;-).
The following pictures have been updated after the
welding process (see the molten varnish around the welding
The yellow arrow point to the Torx screws to be removed. The
blue one shows the connector to be unhooked.
The same material from another view... the yellow arrows
show the welding spots.
The connector support card out of the Ti.
Yellow arrows indicate the power connections. The blue
one shows a welding spot which glues the connector onto the
Wow! A Weller blowtorch... Francis has a good material
As usual, follow the instructions above in a reverse order
to rebuild the machine.