Even a middle aged mom can do it!! Thanks to ifixit, and my own bravery!
2 - 3 Stunden
A wine spill on the keyboard of course! I love to cook, so often have my MacBook on the kitchen counter. This, of course, doesn't mix well with a glass of wine that is always nice to drink while making dinner!
The computer worked just fine.....except for 1/2 of the keyboard. The Geniuses at the Apple store wanted $1200 for the repair! NO WAY!
Of course, I am geek in disguise. 46 year old mom of two daughters - not your typical computer repair person. I also like wiring/rewiring my home theater system, driving my boyfriend's tractor, and using the 1974 snowblower my dad bequeathed to me. But I look like a girly-girl.
Perfect! Lovely! More fun than doing Lego with my daughters! What a fun way to spend a Friday afternoon! What a great sense of accomplishment. The ifixit instructions were flawless. The only issue I encountered was one little screw that just wouldn't budge. I ended up taking the half disassembled computer to a jeweler/watch maker to remove the stuck screw. He did it easily, and he was impressed with my work!
The job took about 4 hours, not including the one hour trip to the jeweler. Perhaps that was slow, but when I finished, pushed the "on" button, and it started up perfectly, THE FIRST TIME, I swear I heard angels singing, and saw unicorns prancing.
I could not be any happier.
Go slow. Be patient. Buy the recommended tools. Put the little screws into cups as you remove them, and label each cup by its ifixit step number. Befriend a jeweler/watch repair person if you really can't remove a screw. Lay out the parts neatly as you remove them. Be diligent. Stay focused. Be gentle. Be kind. Cross your fingers. Put the cat into another room so it can't jump on the table. Buy a keyboard cover.
Phillips #00 Screwdriver
Anti-Static Wrist Strap
Tri-point Y1 Screwdriver
TR6 Torx Security Screwdriver
MacBook Pro 15" Unibody (Mid 2010) Upper Case