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Replacing the metal bottom case.

  1. Use your fingers to push both battery release tabs away from the battery, and lift the battery out of the computer.
    • Use your fingers to push both battery release tabs away from the battery, and lift the battery out of the computer.

  2. Remove the three identical Phillips screws from the memory door.
    • Remove the three identical Phillips screws from the memory door.

    • Make sure to record which sets of screws came from where. This will help when re-assembling.

  3. Lift the memory door up enough to get a grip on it, and slide it toward you, pulling it away from the casing.
    • Lift the memory door up enough to get a grip on it, and slide it toward you, pulling it away from the casing.

  4. Remove the two Phillips screws in the battery compartment near the latch.
    • Remove the two Phillips screws in the battery compartment near the latch.

  5. Remove the following 6 screws:
    • Remove the following 6 screws:

      • Two 10 mm T6 Torx screws on either side of the RAM slot.

      • Four 14.5 mm Phillips screws along the hinge.

  6. Remove the four Phillips screws on the port side of the computer.
    • Remove the four Phillips screws on the port side of the computer.

  7. Rotate the computer 90 degrees and remove the two Phillips screws from the rear of the computer.
    • Rotate the computer 90 degrees and remove the two Phillips screws from the rear of the computer.

  8. Rotate the computer 90 degrees again and remove the four Phillips screws from the side of the computer.
    • Rotate the computer 90 degrees again and remove the four Phillips screws from the side of the computer.

  9. Do not yank the upper case off quickly. The case is attached to the logic board via a ribbon cable.
    • Do not yank the upper case off quickly. The case is attached to the logic board via a ribbon cable.

    • Lift up at the rear of the case and work your fingers along the sides, freeing the case as you go. Once you have freed the sides, you may need to rock the case up and down to free the front of the upper case. This stage can be quite tricky. Over the DVD reader are 4 tabs set back which pull out vertically.

    • Note that the two small tongues on the left hand front of the upper case may bend while you remove the upper case. When re-installing, you may need to bend them back to fit in the grooves in the lower case.

  10. Disconnect the trackpad and keyboard ribbon cable from the logic board, removing tape as necessary.
    • Disconnect the trackpad and keyboard ribbon cable from the logic board, removing tape as necessary.

    • Remove the upper case.

  11. Disconnect the orange SuperDrive ribbon cable from the logic board, removing tape as necessary.
    • Disconnect the orange SuperDrive ribbon cable from the logic board, removing tape as necessary.

  12. Remove the following 3 screws:
    • Remove the following 3 screws:

      • Two 3.3 mm silver Phillips screws on either side of the SuperDrive.

      • One 4.8 mm black Phillips screw at the top right corner of the drive.

      • The 4.8mm screw may be a T6 Torx

  13. Lift the optical drive up and out of the computer.
    • Lift the optical drive up and out of the computer.

  14. Disconnect the hard drive and ExpressCard connectors from the left side of the logic board.
    • Disconnect the hard drive and ExpressCard connectors from the left side of the logic board.

  15. Disconnect the eight indicated connectors from the logic board, removing tape as necessary.
    • Disconnect the eight indicated connectors from the logic board, removing tape as necessary.

  16. Use a spudger to flip up the brown plastic flap securing the left ambient light sensor cable to the logic board.
    • Use a spudger to flip up the brown plastic flap securing the left ambient light sensor cable to the logic board.

    • Slide the left ambient light sensor cable to the left and out of its connector.

  17. Remove the silver T6 Torx screw securing the ground loop on the display data cable to the casing.
    • Remove the silver T6 Torx screw securing the ground loop on the display data cable to the casing.

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  19. Remove the single silver T6 Torx screw securing the clear plastic shield over the right ambient light sensor.
    • Remove the single silver T6 Torx screw securing the clear plastic shield over the right ambient light sensor.

    • Lift the clear plastic shield off the right ambient light sensor.

  20. Peel up the orange Kapton tape securing the right thermal sensor cable to the logic board.
    • Peel up the orange Kapton tape securing the right thermal sensor cable to the logic board.

  21. Remove the following 16 screws, moving cables as necessary:
    • Remove the following 16 screws, moving cables as necessary:

      • One 4.4 mm black Phillips screw to the right of the RAM slot.

      • Nine 4.7 mm silver T6 Torx screws securing the logic board to the lower case.

      • One 6.2 mm black T6 Torx screw on the right side of the left fan.

      • Five 9.4 mm silver T6 Torx screws securing the left and right fans.

  22. Move the display data cable to the right, removing tape as necessary.
    • Move the display data cable to the right, removing tape as necessary.

    • Peel up and remove the orange foil shield near the right speaker.

  23. Rotate the speaker clockwise approximately 30 degrees until it comes free from the logic board.
    • Rotate the speaker clockwise approximately 30 degrees until it comes free from the logic board.

  24. Peel up the gray and black speaker wires from the top of the logic board, removing tape as necessary.
    • Peel up the gray and black speaker wires from the top of the logic board, removing tape as necessary.

  25. Peel up the iSight and inverter board cables from above the left fan.
    • Peel up the iSight and inverter board cables from above the left fan.

    • Hold the logic board down with one hand and use your other hand to lift the left fan up from its housing. There is a piece of black tape securing the fan to the heat sink. Carefully peel this tape up from the heat sink as you lift the fan up.

    • Place the fan above the Airport card. It is not necessary to entirely remove the fan from the computer.

  26. It may be helpful to hold the heat sink in place while removing the right fan.
    • It may be helpful to hold the heat sink in place while removing the right fan.

    • Lift the right fan up while carefully peeling up the tape which secures the fan to the heat sink.

    • Remove the right fan from the computer.

  27. Lift up the left side of the logic board and disconnect the multi-colored power cable from the bottom of the board.
    • Lift up the left side of the logic board and disconnect the multi-colored power cable from the bottom of the board.

  28. The logic board is still attached to the computer by one more cable, so don't lift the logic board too far out of the computer yet.
    • The logic board is still attached to the computer by one more cable, so don't lift the logic board too far out of the computer yet.

    • Grasp the logic board at the left side and at the thin section, and rotate the logic board out of the lower case.

    • To properly reassemble your MacBook Pro, you'll have to clean off and replace the old thermal compound from the chips on the back of the logic board. Use our Applying Thermal Paste Guide to prepare the processor and heat sink surfaces.

  29. Disconnect the right thermal sensor cable from the bottom of the logic board near the DVI port.
    • Disconnect the right thermal sensor cable from the bottom of the logic board near the DVI port.

  30. Lift the heat sink out of the computer.
    • Lift the heat sink out of the computer.

    • If you need to mount the heat sink back into the laptop, we have a thermal paste guide that makes replacing the thermal compound easy.

  31. Peel up the left ambient light sensor cable from above the left fan, removing tape as necessary.
    • Peel up the left ambient light sensor cable from above the left fan, removing tape as necessary.

    • Remove the left fan from the computer.

  32. Disconnect the two antenna cables attached to the Airport Extreme card.
    • Disconnect the two antenna cables attached to the Airport Extreme card.

    • The white antenna cable connects to the left side of the Airport Extreme card.

  33. Remove the single silver Phillips screw located just above the Airport Extreme card.
    • Remove the single silver Phillips screw located just above the Airport Extreme card.

    • Lift the small silver metal retaining bracket up and out of the computer.

  34. Peel back the orange tape on the right side of the Airport Extreme card.
    • Peel back the orange tape on the right side of the Airport Extreme card.

    • Lift the Airport Extreme card up and slide it out of its connector.

  35. Peel up the orange hard drive cable from above the ExpressCard cage.
    • Peel up the orange hard drive cable from above the ExpressCard cage.

  36. Disconnect the speaker cable from the corner of the left I/O board.
    • Disconnect the speaker cable from the corner of the left I/O board.

  37. Remove the single black T6 Torx screw securing the left speaker.
    • Remove the single black T6 Torx screw securing the left speaker.

  38. Lift the speaker assembly out of the computer.
    • Lift the speaker assembly out of the computer.

  39. Support the display with one hand while removing the following 3 screws:
    • Support the display with one hand while removing the following 3 screws:

      • Two 9.5 mm silver T6 Torx screws with threads on only part of the shaft on the inside of the display hinges.

      • One 9.5 mm silver T6 Torx screw with threads on the entire shaft on the outside of the left hinge.

  40. Grasp the display assembly on both sides and lift it up and out of the computer.
    • Grasp the display assembly on both sides and lift it up and out of the computer.

  41. Disconnect the IR and sleep light cables from their connectors above the hard drive.
    • Disconnect the IR and sleep light cables from their connectors above the hard drive.

  42. Use a spudger to pry the Bluetooth antenna up from its housing in front of the hard drive.
    • Use a spudger to pry the Bluetooth antenna up from its housing in front of the hard drive.

  43. Remove the two silver Phillips screws securing the hard drive retaining bracket to the lower case.
    • Remove the two silver Phillips screws securing the hard drive retaining bracket to the lower case.

  44. Lift the hard drive and retaining bracket up from the right side and remove it and the attached cable from the computer.
    • Lift the hard drive and retaining bracket up from the right side and remove it and the attached cable from the computer.

  45. Remove the following 7 screws/standoffs:
    • Remove the following 7 screws/standoffs:

      • Four black T6 Torx screws securing the left I/O board to the lower case.

      • Two silver T6 Torx screws securing the battery connector to the lower case.

      • One 4 mm standoff located between the audio jacks.

  46. Peel up the orange tape securing the battery connector to the lower case.
    • Peel up the orange tape securing the battery connector to the lower case.

  47. Lift the left I/O board up from the right side and slide it out of the computer.
    • Lift the left I/O board up from the right side and slide it out of the computer.

  48. Peel up the orange Kapton tape covering the right thermal sensor.
    • Peel up the orange Kapton tape covering the right thermal sensor.

    • Use a spudger to pry the right thermal sensor off the lower case.

  49. Use a spudger to pry up the PRAM battery off the lower case.
    • Use a spudger to pry up the PRAM battery off the lower case.

  50. Lower case remains.
    • Lower case remains.

Conclusión

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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Step 25: now is a good time to retrieve and put somewhere safe the right ambient light-sensor cover.

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Step 50: you will need to remove the black plastic right-hand speaker base (top right in photo), also the three-wire connector complete with the infra-red detector next to the sleep light/latch, which runs beside the red wire at the bottom of the photo above.

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Step 29: if you are replacing a damaged lower case, you will definitely need some thermal paste for the heat-sinks.

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