MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2010 Subwoofer & Right Speaker Replacement
Replace the subwoofer & right speaker in your Mid 2010 MacBook Pro 15" Unibody.
- Author: Walter Galan
- Difficulty: Moderate
Is the right side of your MacBook Pro mute? Use this guide to replace the subwoofer & right speaker assembly.
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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.