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- Case Components (4)
- Displays (1)
- Fans (2)
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- Hard Drive Enclosures (2)
- Hard Drives (1)
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These are some common tools used to work on this device. You might not need every tool for every procedure.
Track down a number of hardware problems using the MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Troubleshooting page.
There are a number of components in the MacBook Pro 15" Mid 2010 Unibody that can be cost-effectively upgraded.
- RAM: The stock RAM included with the MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2009 can be easily upgraded to the maximum of 8 GB.
- Hard Drive: 320 and 500 Gigabyte hard drives came standard with the MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2010. You can easily upgrade the drive to 750 GB.
Identification and Background ¶
The MacBook Pro 15" Mid 2010 Unibody was announced in April of 2010.
Use the laptop identification system to help you identify your machine. MacBooks tend to look very similar, and it's important to know which machine you have before ordering any replacement parts.
The MacBook Pro 15" Mid 2010 Unibody's case is composed of a single block of aluminum, following the same process of the MacBook Unibody and the MacBook Pro 17" Unibody. The Unibody revision also introduced some features that were never before seen on an Apple laptop: the inclusion of dual video cards (one for regular use, one for graphics intensive applications) the Mini DisplayPort (which replaced the full-size DVI display connector), and larger hard drive and RAM capacities.
Additional Information ¶
- iFixit: List of Troubleshooting Guides
- iFixit: Mac OS X HD Reinstallation Tips
- iFixit: DIY Laptop Upgrades
- Wikipedia: MacBook Pro Page
- Mactracker: Application with Apple Product Specs
- EveryMac: MacBook Pro Product Specs
- Apple: MacBook Pro
- iFixit Blog: MacBook Pro Unibody Headphone Jack Issues
- iFixit Blog: MacBook Pro 15" Core i5 Teardown