Thank you very much for this guide.
I bought a replacement print head from Amazon.
There were some remanufactured on eBay, but the Amazon had some reviews (I know, I know, they’re probably fake).
As a suggestion, on the printhead cables, make sure you pull out the RIBBON and don’t pull the connector. It’s soldered to the board.
It’s easier to just remove the plastic ribbon that guides the print head. Push on the metal frame to ease it out, and then the printhead can be pulled out.
In that way, access to the ribbon connectors is much easier.
My printer had not been working for over 4 years. So, it was not wanting to pull paper. Gave it a thorough cleaning and voilà.
It took a few tries. Got my ink from Amazon, from a company called DoubleD. It works just fine.
Thanks again for the guide. Life saver, and the printer was rescued from going to the recycler.
found it elsewhere: it’s the connector for the LED Light Indicator.
What’s the connector at the lower left for?
BTW, I cannot emphasize enough to be careful when taking the main display connector off. It’s very delicate. I bent mine. The pins on the display side were curved, and the main board connector was a bit damaged. I managed to slide the curved pins in the connector and pulled the little handle back in position. Crossed my fingers and glued the display. Everything went well, albeit the display showing some bright spots at the top edge (went away on its own, probably the glue pulling some parts more as it settled).
At idle, the CPU runs at 45-55 Celsius. But it gets hot very quickly if I do something a bit more intensive.
BTW, I hadn’t mentioned that I replaced an i5 6500 with an i7 6700K.
The i5 hardly ever went over 70C, but the i7 runs up to 80-95C when pressed.
Don’t know if this is normal, but I have iStats Menus and it does a great job at keeping it cooled.
Very impressed with the speed, and the M2 running at 3,000MBs definitively helps. Got at Samsung 970 Evo.
I’ll keep it running and report back. Thank you
Thanks iFixit for yet another invaluable guide. This was amazing. Also great many thanks on the advice regarding the CPU install. It was difficult, but the bit to remind you of putting the brace first so that’s the heatsink lines up was gold. I fumbled with it a few times, and once I thought it was okay, I tightened the screws.
Turn it on, and it ran first time.
Connected it to my Thunderbolt Display without the main display attached. “kernel_task” did not like to run without the main screen attached. The fans went full speed, and all the 8 cores were running full usage for the kernel task. I wanted it to make it work without attaching the screen, but I vaguely remembered that this happened the last time I replaced the M2 drive. It was about 2 years ago.
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