MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Model A1211 Optical Drive Replacement
- Author: iRobot
- Difficulty: Moderate
Upgrade or replace the SuperDrive (requires a slim drive).
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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).
Rotate the drive and remove the single Phillips screw securing the mounting bracket to the right side of the optical drive.
If you purchased an optical drive without mounting brackets, simply transfer the three silver metal brackets and orange ribbon cable to your new optical drive.
If you have a CD or any other object jammed in your optical drive, we have an optical drive repair guide.