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Replacing a defective fan is pretty easy and will keep your laptop running cool. This guide is for the fan on the left side of the Macbook when in normal operation. It will be the right-hand fan when you are removing it.

With the case closed, place the Unibody top-side down on a flat surface. Depress the grooved side of the access door release latch enough to grab the free end.  Lift the release latch until it is vertical.
  • With the case closed, place the Unibody top-side down on a flat surface.

  • Depress the grooved side of the access door release latch enough to grab the free end. Lift the release latch until it is vertical.

The A1286 has no Access Door.!!

I actually can see no sign of the battery!...

aguib - Antwort

Quote from aguib:

The A1286 has no Access Door.!!

I actually can see no sign of the battery!...

I assume you have the newer model, with the built-in battery. It's still removable with tools, but these are the wrong instructions for that model.

lgc90 - Antwort

when will there be a guide for the other unibody macbook pro. that does not have an access door?

irishking - Antwort

Is there a manual to show, how disasembly the display, i mean, after step 5, to check the display between lcd and aluminiun back case?

Max

Max - Antwort

On other guides you state the height of the HD that can be supported, e.g. MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Model A1211 Hard Drive Replacement , I have read ( but have not confirmed ) that the uni-body MacBook Pro can be fitted with the 750GB and 1TB 12mm drive from Western Digital.

Can you confirm this?

Many thanks in advance.

ahothabeth - Antwort

Quote from SHerwood Ball:

My display and aluminum casing has separated.

I don't know if it just snaps back together or does it need to be glued.

I dropped mine on the carpeted stairs and the display still works.

I'm hoping I can just snap it back together and that no plastic pieces or teeth of the snapping

portion have been broken........

SHerwood Ball - Antwort

When you say "left fan" is this "left when looking at the logic board after turning the computer over and looking it up opening it up" or "left when sitting at the computer keyboard and typing on it"?

thvv - Antwort

We always use left and right in reference to the computer when you're using it.

Andrew Optimus Goldberg -

Directions were great and the worn dc in board was replaced. The hardest part of the procedure is disconnecting the data display cable. A better description of step 21 is to slide the connector parallel to the circuit board towards the outside corner. Reconnecting correctly took several tries.

I used the tip of the spudger to nudge the corners a little at a time to seat the connector.

The ribbon connector for the keyboard has to be inserted all the way before seating the retaining cap. It took me three tries . First try power button did not work second try numbers keys did not work.

Thanks for the directions ...could not have done it with out them!!!

landryd - Antwort

Hola. Poseo un MacBook Pro Late 2008 y debo cambiarle las cornetas. Me sirve unas cornetas de un MBP Late 2011?

jegonzalez80 - Antwort

The access door should now be raised enough to lift it up and out of the Unibody.
  • The access door should now be raised enough to lift it up and out of the Unibody.

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Be sure the access door release latch is vertical before proceeding.
  • Be sure the access door release latch is vertical before proceeding.

  • Grab the translucent plastic tab and pull the battery up and out of the Unibody.

  • If the latch is depressed it will lock the battery in place.

Do I need to wait for the battery to charge completely before using the computer (while plugged in)?

Kaila Potts - Antwort

No. You do not need to charge it completely before removing it.

Titus (#1579) - Antwort

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Remove the following eight screws securing the lower case to the chassis:
  • Remove the following eight screws securing the lower case to the chassis:

    • One 5.4 mm Phillips screw.

    • Three 14 mm Phillips screws.

    • Four 3.5 mm Phillips screws.

Hi, My name is Jess I need help asap I accidentally dropped my macbook Pro and i cant find the silver screw for the top left back side, Does any one know if I can replace it with an eye glass screw?? If you can help at all Please e-mail me at Chambliss_jess@yahoo.com thx please help me my bf is going off... ;(

Jess - Antwort

The fixit PH00 is the wrong screw driver for this entire job. It did not fit in the screws, it was too pointy and caused screws to be rounded off.

mattrittgers - Antwort

Using both hands, lift and remove the lower case off the upper case.
  • Using both hands, lift and remove the lower case off the upper case.

About midway along each edge is a snap. To release each snap, gently slide the flat edge of a Spudger under the lower case, then lift the lower case away.

jonathansturges - Antwort

I have an late 08 macbook pro and replaced my cd drive with a hd caddy and hard drive put in it. everything works but my wifi is saying no hardware installed. Bluetooth and camera working just the wifi isn't. Everything was working just find before i did this but now i cant get my wifi back on. I checked the cable looks to be inserted properly any one else had this happen or have any solutions ?

myjellio - Antwort

Having the same problem after this step with wifi not working anymore - it says “no airport card installed”… Any suggestions/fixes?

David Lassiter - Antwort

Use a spudger to pry the fan connector straight up off the logic board. Be sure to only pry up on the connector itself not on the socket or you may damage the machine.
  • Use a spudger to pry the fan connector straight up off the logic board.

  • Be sure to only pry up on the connector itself not on the socket or you may damage the machine.

  • It is useful to twist the spudger axially from beneath the fan cable wires to release the connector.

Be very careful prying this connector off. I got the spudger in the wrong spot and popped the little connector right off the circuit board. Now I either need to replace the board, or find a trained flea with a soldering iron.

tbrosz2 - Antwort

Have you found any places that can solder the socket back on, I'm in the same predicament.

Dino -

Remove three 3.5 mm Phillips screws securing the left fan to the upper case and logic board.
  • Remove three 3.5 mm Phillips screws securing the left fan to the upper case and logic board.

Could not get the screws to release. Stripped two screw drivers, not the screw heads.

altgisjerr - Antwort

Used a good heavy screwdriver and it worked fine. Still was very tight first, but the right tool made all the difference.

altgisjerr - Antwort

Same problem, but I stripped one of the screws. Still cannot get out.

siamesekitten - Antwort

Lift the fan out of the upper case.
  • Lift the fan out of the upper case.

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

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