MacBook Pro 17" Unibody Right Clutch Hinge Replacement
Replace the right clutch hinge in your MacBook Pro 17" Unibody.
- Author: Walter Galan
- Difficulty: Moderate
Does your display have a hard time staying upright? Nobody like a floppy display. Use this guide to replace the right clutch hinge.
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Lift the black plastic flap attached to the display data cable retainer and rotate it toward the DC-In side of the MacBook.
Pull the display data cable out of its socket.
The display data cable socket is very fragile. Do not lift the connector upward as you disconnect it, as the socket may break off the logic board. Pull the cable parallel to the face of the logic board.
Grab the upper case with your right hand and rotate it slightly toward the top of the display so the upper display bracket clears the edge of the upper case.
Rotate the display slightly away from the upper case.
Lift the display up and away from the upper case, minding any brackets or cables that may get caught.