MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2009 Upper Case Replacement
Replace the upper case in your Mid 2009 MacBook Pro 13" Unibody.
- Author: Andrew Bookholt
- Difficulty: Difficult
Replacing the upper case requires the removal of nearly every component in your MacBook Pro. You will also need to transfer your old trackpad over to your new upper case.
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- Lower Case 2 steps
- Battery 1 step
- Fan 3 steps
- Logic Board 13 steps
- Upper Case 14 steps
- Upper Case Replacement 9 steps
For precautionary purposes, we advise that you disconnect the battery connector from the logic board to avoid any electrical discharge. This step is optional and is not required.
Use the flat end of a spudger to lift the battery connector up out of its socket on the logic board.
Use a spudger to pry the fan connector out of its seat, and straight up off the logic board.
It is useful to twist the spudger axially from beneath the fan cable wires to release the connector.
The fan socket and the fan connector can be seen in the second and third pictures. Be careful not to break the plastic fan socket off the logic board as you use your spudger to lift the fan connector straight up and out of its socket. The layout of the logic board shown in the second picture may look slightly different than your machine but the fan socket is the same.
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