MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Model A1211 Keyboard Replacement
- Author: iRobot
- Difficulty: Moderate
This guide shows the hidden screws you must remove when replacing the keyboard.
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Do not yank the upper case off quickly. The case is attached to the logic board via a ribbon cable.
Lift up at the rear of the case and work your fingers along the sides, freeing the case as you go. Once you have freed the sides, you may need to rock the case up and down to free the front of the upper case (there are some hidden plastic clips that need to be clicked off).
Maintaining your hold on the keyboard, lay the casing flat and gently bow the keyboard until the two tabs on either side of the keyboard come free.
Slide the keyboard away from the trackpad and out of the upper case.
When reversing the steps and installing the new keyboard, be sure to carefully insert the keyboard ribbon and the keyboard backlight ribbon into their respective slots in the upper case before reinserting the tabs on either side of the keyboard.