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MacBook Core Duo Clutch Cover Replacement

Replace a cosmetically damaged clutch cover on your MacBook Core Duo.

  • Autor: iRobot
  • Dificultad: Difícil

Use this guide to replace your MacBook's clutch cover—the curved plastic piece beneath the LCD—if it's broken or just not as shiny as you'd like it to be.

Paso 1 Clutch Cover  ¶ 

Remove the three 4.2 mm Phillips screws securing the clutch cover.

Paso 1 Clutch Cover  ¶ 

  • Remove the three 4.2 mm Phillips screws securing the clutch cover.

Paso 2  ¶ 

While holding the display down with one hand, use your other hand to lift the clutch cover off the clutch hinges.

Paso 2  ¶ 

  • While holding the display down with one hand, use your other hand to lift the clutch cover off the clutch hinges.

  • It may help to wiggle the clutch cover as you pull it up from the display.

Paso 3  ¶ 

Lift up the right side of the clutch cover and guide the display data and iSight cables through the gap in the clutch cover.

Paso 3  ¶ 

  • Lift up the right side of the clutch cover and guide the display data and iSight cables through the gap in the clutch cover.

  • Lift the clutch cover out of the display assembly.

  • During reassembly, make sure not to pinch the backlight cable (with the white connector) when snapping the clutch cover back into place. This cable has two visible wires leading into the lower right section of the LCD display to the backlight. (The models with pink and white wires are usually longer and easier to pinch.)