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|MacBook Pro 15" Core Duo Model A1150|| |
June 5, 2012
My beloved 6-year-old MacBook Pro finally succumbed to all the travel and abuse I've subjected it to over the years. The magsafe stopped recognizing the power adapter one day, and eventually the battery ran dead.
The Apple folks told me that they don't provide replacement parts for products older than 5 years, but referred me to ifixit.com
Easy breezy lemon squeezy. The guide at http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Installing-M... covered everything, and she was up and running again in no time.
Two things I noticed:
1) Some of the screw mounts holding the case together had become corroded, and broke off when I removed the screws.
2) Getting the cover off was tricky, as the guide warns. The front part of the cover near the trackpad is attached using snaps and not screws, so you have to force them off.
October 4, 2011
My macbook pro wouldn´t charge the battery any longer, had tried to change the battery but, that wasn´t the problem. Vent to a mac store and they said that they had to change the left I/O board, and that this was a common fault, only trouble was that it would have cost me more than dobbel the price than ordrering the parts from iFixit... I bought the left I/O board and 1tb harddrive for my macbook pro, and still the price was ca 50% less than repairing it at the local mac store here in Norway.
I followed the guides from iFixit, and changed the left I/O board and the harddrive at the same time, and it was PERFECT!!!
Follow the guides and keep track of the screws...