How to replace the LCD lid Back Cover?

What steps need to be followed to replace the Unibody A1342 LCD lid Back Cover? There are a series of cracks on the lid cover near the hinges and in the middle of the cover. I have a new lid and I assume I will need to follow the LCD panel replacement guide. But there is the camera, etc. What else is in there?

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Just follow the steps to replace the display assembly and the display cable , then re-assemble into the new lid instead of the old lid! :-)

MacBook Unibody Model A1342 Display Replacement

MacBook Unibody Model A1342 Display Data/Camera Cable Replacement

MacBook Unibody Model A1342 Display Image


MacBook Unibody Model A1342 Display Replacement

Difficulty: Difficult15 - 45 minutes

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Hi Henry !

The best thing you could do here would be following one of these two Teardowns, which show you how to disassemblate your whole MacBook.

Hoping to have helped you !

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MacBook Unibody Model A1342 Mid 2010 Teardown

MacBook Unibody Model A1342 Teardown

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Thanks, Vincent. I had actually already viewed these two excellent tear-downs only to find that they do not tear into the LCD display lid; and so I posted the question about what else is contained in the old lid that will need to be moved to the replacement that I bought. The LCD replacement guide is pretty close to the mark, but it looks as if the antennae and the camera remain untouched.

The cracks in the lid hinge is a very commonly reported problem, so I feel certain that some daring soul in this community has replaced the back cover on a white unibody. I would be honored to benefit from that experience.

Thanks in advance for replying.


I think I may have found the path to success! There is a Guide here called "Rear LCD Bezel removal." It looks to me as if that series has all the parts I could anticipate needing to move to the new LCD back cover. I will report back after I receive the replacement part to be sure that the frame is indeed included in the back cover.


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