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Current version by: oldturkey03 (vote details) ,

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Differences in bottom covers on MacBook and MBP

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I am having difficulty in figuring out what to call the macbook or macbook pro A1278 models.  I believe i have seen both a macbook and a pro of the same type and i am cofused as to what makes them a Unibody or splitbody (so i have seen them referred to as dual bottom covers; one for access to the battery and the bigger one for access to the MLB)....

I noticed on you website for the 2009-11 macbooks that they are all listed as unibody... is this correct?  If so, what makes a unibody a "Unibody" if it's not the fact of a single bottom cover?

Is the split body only for the MacBooks and not the Pros?  I mean, do only the Pros have a Unibody (single piece) or do they also have a splitbody (dual bottom cover)? so how do i know which one to reference when searching for the piece to repair my macbook or MBP?

== Update ==

I agree that the splitbody is an earlier version.  I have seen the term "splitbody" in reference to the dual bottom access covers but don't recall where i seen it used—but it made the most sense to me and i just wanted to seek assurance of minds.  I personally have noticed the "Unibody" term always being referenced to the single bottom access cover and it never made sense to me as to why the Macbooks A1278's with the splitbody (SB) design of the bottom cover was referenced as a unibody;  all laptops to my knowing split apart for access, so the simple logic of removing an access cover to gain access to Main Logic Board (MLB) doesn't incorporate the splitbody sense when referencing a name that identifies what we see when "observing a book by its cover".  Using the above terms splitbody or unibody helps identify the two different bottom covers for sure and it seems to make a lot of sense in general.  Thanks for your response so quickly.  I'm guessing that my question has been answered by plain old common sense.

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MacBook Unibody Model A1278

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Edit by: bigdaddychaddy ,

Title:

Differences in bottom covers on MacBook and MBP

Text:

I am having difficulty in figuring out what to call the macbook or macbook pro A1278 models. I believe i have seen both a macbook and a pro of the same type and i am cofused as to what makes them a Unibody or splitbody (so i have seen them referred to as dual bottom covers; one for access to the battery and the bigger one for access to the MLB)....
 
I noticed on you website for the 2009-11 macbooks that they are all listed as unibody... is this correct? If so, what makes a unibody a "Unibody" if it's not the fact of a single bottom cover?
 
Is the split body only for the MacBooks and not the Pros? I mean, do only the Pros have a Unibody (single piece) or do they also have a splitbody (dual bottom cover)? so how do i know which one to reference when searching for the piece to repair my macbook or MBP?
 
== Update ==
 
I agree that the splitbody is an earlier version. I have seen the term "splitbody" in reference to the dual bottom access covers but don't recall where i seen it used—but it made the most sense to me and i just wanted to seek assurance of minds. I personally have noticed the "Unibody" term always being referenced to the single bottom access cover and it never made sense to me as to why the Macbooks A1278's with the splitbody (SB) design of the bottom cover was referenced as a unibody; all laptops to my knowing split apart for access, so the simple logic of removing an access cover to gain access to Main Logic Board (MLB) doesn't incorporate the splitbody sense when referencing a name that identifies what we see when "observing a book by its cover". Using the above terms splitbody or unibody helps identify the two different bottom covers for sure and it seems to make a lot of sense in general. Thanks for your response so quickly. I'm guessing that my question has been answered by plain old common sense.

Device:

MacBook Unibody Model A1278

Status:

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Edit by: originalmachead ,

Title:

Differences in bottom covers on MacBook and MBP

Text:

I am having difficulty in figuring out what to call the macbook or macbook pro A1278 models.  I believe i have seen both a macbook and a pro of the same type and i am cofused as to what makes them a Unibody or splitbody (so i have seen them referred to as dual bottom covers; one for access to the battery and the bigger one for access to the MLB)....

I noticed on you website for the 2009-11 macbooks that they are all listed as unibody... is this correct?  If so, what makes a unibody a "Unibody" if it's not the fact of a single bottom cover?

Is the split body only for the MacBooks and not the Pros?  I mean, do only the Pros have a Unibody (single piece) or do they also have a splitbody (dual bottom cover)? so how do i know which one to reference when searching for the piece to repair my macbook or MBP?

Device:

MacBook Unibody Model A1278

Status:

open

Original post by: bigdaddychaddy ,

Title:

Differences in bottom covers on MacBook and MBP

Text:

I am having difficulty in figuring out what to call the macbook or macbook pro A1278 models.  I believe i have seen both a macbook and a pro of the same type and i am cofused as to what makes them a Unibody or splitbody (so i have seen them referred to as dual bottom covers; one for access to the battery and the bigger one for access to the MLB)....

I noticed on you website for the 2009-11 macbooks that they are all listed as unibody... is this correct?  If so, what makes a unibody a "Unibody" if it's not the fact of a single bottom cover?

Is the split body only for the MacBooks and not the Pros?  I mean, do only the Pros have a Unibody (single piece) or do they also have a splitbody (dual bottom cover)? so how do i know which one to reference when searching for the piece to repair my macbook or MBP?

Device:

MacBook Unibody Model A1278

Status:

open