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MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Early 2011 Heat Sink Replacement

Replace your Early 2011 MacBook Pro 15" Unibody's heat sink.

  • Autor: Walter Galan
  • Geschätzte Zeit: 1 - 2 Stunden
  • Schwierigkeitsgrad: Schwierig

Replacing the heat sink requires removal of the logic board and application of new thermal paste.

Schritt 1 Heat Sink  ¶ 

Lay the logic board down on a soft flat surface with the heat sink facing up.

Schritt 1 Heat Sink  ¶ 

  • Lay the logic board down on a soft flat surface with the heat sink facing up.

  • Remove the six #1 Phillips screws securing the heat sink to the logic board.

  • Keep track of the small springs housed under each screw.

Schritt 2  ¶ 

Remove the heat sink from the logic board.

Schritt 2  ¶ 

  • Remove the heat sink from the logic board.

  • If the heat sink appears to be stuck to the logic board after removing all six screws, it may be helpful to use a spudger to separate the two components.

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