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Are the bottom cases and hinges identical?

I am looking to replace a bottom case and one of my hinges broke. It would be easier to find replacements if I could use the lower case from any of the four models above instead of just one. I have the a1212 model.

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Here are the instructions on replacing the right and left clutch plate hinges:

MacBook Pro 17" Models A1151 A1212 A1229 and A1261 Left Clutch Hinge Replacement

MacBook Pro 17" Models A1151 A1212 A1229 and A1261 Right Clutch Hinge Replacement

The part numbers should be 1004688 & 1004477

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