Originally Posted by caunyd
fastrandstrongr1, do you think it's doable for someone who has no experience with computer assembly/disassembly, or no experience in electronics in general?
it's not foolproof, but this is a rather simple swap. if you follow the directions laid out here http://www.hippotechsolutions.com/?page_id=2693
it will be easier. dont touch anything but the board you are replacing and definitely do not touch any of the capacitors. on the replacement board, you have to plug in two ribbon cables and two plugs. just make sure the ribbon cables are secured all the way. be gentle with the snaps that hold the ribbon cables in place. i think you can do it
go slow and be careful. if you come across any technical issues, you can PM me too. im usually online a couple times a day.