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|MacBook Pro 15" Unibody 2.53 GHz Mid 2009|| |
|MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2009|| |
April 14, 2014
Super drive would not read disks or skipped. Drive speed would ramp and down and then spit the disk out with an error.
Took about 20 minutes to replace the drive. The online guide was very helpful in replacing the superdrive.
I would not recommend the Phillips #00 screwdriver Ifixit sells as it did not seat into the screws in the drive (or the back cover) causing the bit on the driver to strip out. I ended up going to Sears and buying a driver. The battery screw driver and spudger worked very well.
My advice, get the proper tools and follow the guide if you need to replace a cd/dvd superdrive in a mac book pro. You can't go wrong as long as you are a bit cautious on the connector handling and follow the directions.
April 10, 2014
A friend's MBP battery on it's way out.
Painful to discover it needed a special screw driver, especially when it's used for nothing else except 2009 MBP batteries.
The friend bought the wrong battery so we're waiting for the right one to turn up. So not done yet.
Avoid 2009 MBPs.
April 7, 2014
Water damage to 2011 MBP 13"
I didn't order the T6 torx screwdriver. I was able to go only so far in my tear down and dissassembly, and ended up stripping out a few of the tiny, soft, aluminum screws that were T6 instead of the T5 that I ordered.
Don't be in a hurry, buy more tools than you think you'll need, because you'll need them :-)
April 1, 2014
MacBook Pro battery's end of life (RIP) -> Problem resolved
iMac 20" hard disk crash-> iMac runs OK
Use iFixit tutorials !
March 29, 2014
My Macbook Pro's is around 4 years old and the battery had around 950 cycles on it. It's capacity was down to keeping the laptop running for an hour or so. So it had to be replaced.
Ordered a replacement battery from iFixit and followed they guide how to do it. Simple!
Try not to use FedEx if you're shipping things to Latvia. It's a huge ordeal clearing customs.
March 29, 2014
Many problems with old battery of my MacPro Unibody. Replace it with Apple Assistance was too expensive and politics too many "terroristic": "don't touch the battery!!!". With 90 USD dollars and iFixit … bye bye Apple Assistance!
No problem at all. Fifteen minutes and the new battery was ok. Your instruction was clear and complete.
Read all instruction and be sure that the code number of the battery you want order is right for your device. For Mac, be sure also to have Pentalobe PS screwdriver. Then, don't worry and go easy!
March 27, 2014
The battery did not hold it's charge. A co-worker gave me a refurb battery and I needed to take the old one out
I've done basic replacements on laptops before so this was a no brainer, just an issue with the special screws where Apple tries to force you to come to the their store to pay for "premium" service... something you can do yourself really.
push down and turn slowly in proper direction (lefty loosey) as the screws look brittle with the round design
March 25, 2014
March 11, 2014
The trackpad had become unresponsive to both touch and click.
Had iFixit not had a very clear guide to replacement, I would not have undertaken the work myself. Kudos also to the designers at Apple-a very elegant and straightforward unit.
I was repairing my work notebook, and couldn't afford the downtime associated with sending it to a repair shop, so I was properly motivated.
It went quite well, but taught me a bit about the importance of patience, particularly in the reconnection of different types of connectors.
The Spudger is invaluable.
Be careful with the Spudger in disconnecting the smaller plugs from the logic board. Popping a socket off the logic board is a costly mistake.
Getting the logic board out in Step 22 involved using the Spudger to gently lift the board in a way that pried and lifted the speaker out of its recess. Patience is required not to bend it too much or apply too much force to get the board out.
The hardest step for me was getting the keyboard ribbon cable (removed in Step 17) firmly back into the ZIF socket. Manipulating the retaining flap to get the ribbon in straight (with the help of the Spudger), and to then push it in a flat plane to get it all the way home without bending was tricky. A cheap hands-free magnifier helped.
Putting the screws in little bowls, muffin tins, or an ice cube tray can help in not losing any. Working on a soft surface that keeps loose screws from bouncing off the table also helps. If all else fails, a magnet on a stick will help retrieve lost screws (even the SS ones are magnetic.)
Consider replacing the battery at this time. I did it for performance reasons, but another would be that two of the three the plastic screw tabs on the battery that hold it to the case were broken (over-tightening at the factory, shock over time?) I've seen this on a couple of MacBookPros.
January 28, 2014
battery would no longer hold charge
it wasnt easy even finding the correct battery but ifixit had it and i ordered ASAP. opened up the computer took out the old one and popped in the new one and like brand new my macbook pro is! very happy bc its still a great computer!
it was way easier then I thought it was going to be!