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MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Model A1211 Upper Case Replacement

  • Autor: iRobot
  • Geschätzte Zeit: 1 Stunde
  • Schwierigkeitsgrad: Moderat

The ins and outs of replacing your upper case.

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Schritt 1 Upper Case  ¶ 

Use a spudger to pry up the translucent plastic sheath covering the keyboard connector.

Schritt 1 Upper Case  ¶ 

  • Use a spudger to pry up the translucent plastic sheath covering the keyboard connector.

Schritt 2  ¶ 

Use the tip of a spudger to flip up the black plastic flaps locking down the keyboard and keyboard backlight ribbon cables.

Schritt 2  ¶ 

  • Use the tip of a spudger to flip up the black plastic flaps locking down the keyboard and keyboard backlight ribbon cables.

Schritt 3  ¶ 

Slide the orange keyboard backlight ribbon out of its connector.

Schritt 3  ¶ 

  • Slide the orange keyboard backlight ribbon out of its connector.

Schritt 4  ¶ 

Peel up the orange tape covering the keyboard backlight connector.

Schritt 4  ¶ 

  • Peel up the orange tape covering the keyboard backlight connector.

Schritt 5  ¶ 

Use the tip of a spudger to flip up the brown plastic flap locking down the keyboard backlight ribbon cable.

Schritt 5  ¶ 

  • Use the tip of a spudger to flip up the brown plastic flap locking down the keyboard backlight ribbon cable.

Schritt 6  ¶ 

Use a spudger or your finger to slide the keyboard backlight ribbon out of its connector.

Schritt 6  ¶ 

  • Use a spudger or your finger to slide the keyboard backlight ribbon out of its connector.

Schritt 7  ¶ 

Carefully peel up the orange ribbon cable which carries the power and sleep signals, removing tape as necessary.

Schritt 7  ¶ 

  • Carefully peel up the orange ribbon cable which carries the power and sleep signals, removing tape as necessary.

Schritt 8  ¶ 

Peel back the black protective sheath on the right side of the upper case. It is not necessary to fully remove this shield. Simply peel it back enough to access the screws beneath.

Schritt 8  ¶ 

  • Peel back the black protective sheath on the right side of the upper case. It is not necessary to fully remove this shield. Simply peel it back enough to access the screws beneath.

Schritt 9  ¶ 

Peel back the black protective sheath on the left side of the upper case. It is not necessary to fully remove this shield. Simply peel it back enough to access the screws beneath.

Schritt 9  ¶ 

  • Peel back the black protective sheath on the left side of the upper case. It is not necessary to fully remove this shield. Simply peel it back enough to access the screws beneath.

Schritt 10  ¶ 

Remove the ten identical Phillips screws attaching the keyboard to the casing.

Schritt 10  ¶ 

  • Remove the ten identical Phillips screws attaching the keyboard to the casing.

Schritt 11  ¶ 

There are four locking tabs along the back edge of the keyboard holding it in place. These tabs must be straightened before you can remove the keyboard.

Schritt 11  ¶ 

  • There are four locking tabs along the back edge of the keyboard holding it in place. These tabs must be straightened before you can remove the keyboard.

Schritt 12  ¶ 

The first frame shows a tab in the "locked" position and the second frame shows the same tab in the "unlocked" position.

Schritt 12  ¶ 

  • The first frame shows a tab in the "locked" position and the second frame shows the same tab in the "unlocked" position.

  • Use needlenose pliers or a spudger to bend each of the four tabs so that they are all in the "unlocked" position.

Schritt 13  ¶ 

Slide the keyboard ribbon out of its connector.

Schritt 13  ¶ 

  • Slide the keyboard ribbon out of its connector.

  • If the keyboard ribbon won't slide out, make sure that the black plastic flap holding the ribbon in place is vertical.

Schritt 14  ¶ 

Place the upper casing on its edge and use a spudger to push the keyboard away from the casing, poking the spudger through the central keyboard screw hole. Grasp the keyboard as it separates from the casing.

Schritt 14  ¶ 

  • Place the upper casing on its edge and use a spudger to push the keyboard away from the casing, poking the spudger through the central keyboard screw hole. Grasp the keyboard as it separates from the casing.

Schritt 15  ¶ 

Maintaining your hold on the keyboard, lay the casing flat and gently bow the keyboard until the two tabs on either side of the keyboard come free.

Schritt 15  ¶ 

  • Maintaining your hold on the keyboard, lay the casing flat and gently bow the keyboard until the two tabs on either side of the keyboard come free.

  • Slide the keyboard away from the trackpad and out of the upper case.

Schritt 16  ¶ 

Remove the two Phillips screws securing the black antenna holder to the upper case.

Schritt 16  ¶ 

  • Remove the two Phillips screws securing the black antenna holder to the upper case.

  • Lift the black Bluetooth antenna holder off of the upper case.

Schritt 17  ¶ 

Disconnect the Bluetooth antenna cable from the Bluetooth board.

Schritt 17  ¶ 

  • Disconnect the Bluetooth antenna cable from the Bluetooth board.

Schritt 18  ¶ 

Lift the Bluetooth antenna out of its housing in the upper case. The Bluetooth antenna is secured to the upper case with an adhesive, so rocking the antenna board from side to side may help it come free easier.

Schritt 18  ¶ 

  • Lift the Bluetooth antenna out of its housing in the upper case. The Bluetooth antenna is secured to the upper case with an adhesive, so rocking the antenna board from side to side may help it come free easier.

Schritt 19  ¶ 

Remove the single Phillips screw securing the Bluetooth board to the lower case.

Schritt 19  ¶ 

  • Remove the single Phillips screw securing the Bluetooth board to the lower case.

Schritt 20  ¶ 

Peel up the Bluetooth data cable from the adhesive on the upper case.

Schritt 20  ¶ 

  • Peel up the Bluetooth data cable from the adhesive on the upper case.

Schritt 21  ¶ 

Disconnect the Bluetooth data cable from the upper case.

Schritt 21  ¶ 

  • Disconnect the Bluetooth data cable from the upper case.

  • Lift the Bluetooth board and attached cable off the upper case.

  • Upper case remains.

  • To install your replacement upper case, install your current Bluetooth board, antenna, and keyboard into the replacement case and reassemble your computer.