Installing MacBook Pro 15" Unibody 2.53 GHz Mid 2009 Display Assembly
- Author: Walter Galan
- Difficulty: Difficult
Use this guide to replace your MacBook Pro's display assembly.
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Three Pentalobe screws secure the battery to the upper case. They can be removed with this special driver.
If you don't have a Pentalobe driver, a 1.5 mm flathead screwdriver can be used in a pinch. Be sure the head of your flathead screwdriver fits snugly across two of the five "points" of the screw head before trying to break the screw free, as a loose fit will easily strip the screw head. If the head of your screwdriver fits too loosely, find a bigger bit and file it down until it fits snugly before proceeding.
You do not necessarily have to follow steps 3-7 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.
Apple sticks a small strip of clear plastic with adhesive applied to one side to the logic board behind the camera cable connector to keep it in its socket. When moving it out of the way, be sure not to break any surface-mount components off the logic board.
Hold the end of the cable retainer down with one finger while you use the tip of a spudger to slightly lift the other end and rotate it away from the camera cable connector.
Pull the camera cable away from its socket on the logic board.
Pull the connector parallel to the face of the logic board, not straight up.
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