Model A1286. Released February 2011 / 2.0, 2.2, or 2.3 GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7 Processor

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Will replacing MBP Uppercase tough?

Hi all, I recently purchased the keyboard uppercase and related screwdriver for my MBP 2011 unibody model.

But the uppercase comes without keyboard on it, So I have to disassemble the keyboard from my old case and put it on the new one.

I heard that swapping the keyboard will be tough and easy to get the keyboard backlight broken, is there any suggestions on how to safely swap the keyboard?

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Did you get your upper case from here? The guide shows no keyboard replacement.. and its' 42 steps to just separate the top case from the rest of the machine.

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The keyboard is attached to the topcase with 40+ super-tiny screws. It's a "not recommended" repair (Apple & iFixit sell top cases with keyboards included).

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