Installing MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2010 Microphone
Restore recording capability by replacing the microphone on your Mid 2010 MacBook Pro 15" Unibody.
- Author: Andrew Bookholt
- Difficulty: Difficult
Replacing the microphone requires removal of the logic board.
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- Lower Case 2 steps
- Battery 4 steps
- Left Fan 3 steps
- Logic Board 17 steps
- Left Speaker 3 steps
- Microphone 1 step
Remove the two 7.4 mm Y1 Tri-Wing screws securing the battery to the upper case.
Note: For certain repairs (e.g. hard drive), removing the battery is not necessary but it prevents any accidental shorting of electronics on the motherboard. If you do not remove the battery, please be careful as parts of the motherboard might be electrified.
You do not necessarily have to follow steps 3-6 to remove the battery in order to replace the hard drive. However it is recommended to remove all power sources from electronics before working on them.
Use the flat end of a spudger to disconnect the left fan connector from the logic board.
It is useful to twist the spudger axially from beneath the fan cable wires to release the connector.
The fan socket and the fan connector can be seen in the second and third pictures. Be careful not to break the plastic fan socket off the logic board as you use your spudger to lift the fan connector straight up and out of its socket. The layout of the logic board shown in the second picture may look slightly different than your machine but the fan socket is the same.
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