MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2010 Optical Drive Replacement
Replace the optical drive in your MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2010.
- Author: Andrew Bookholt
- Difficulty: Moderate
MacBook Pro not reading CDs? Use this guide to replace a burned-out optical drive.
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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.
Remove the following three Phillips screws securing the optical drive to the upper case:
One 4.5 mm Phillips screw securing the optical drive bracket to the upper case near the fan.
Two 2.5 mm Phillips screws securing the optical drive to the upper case near the optical drive opening.