Model A1181: 1.83, 2, 2.1, 2.13, 2.16, 2.2, or 2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo processor

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Hiccup during MacBook Core 2 Duo disassembly


I've attempted to take my BlackBook apart to clean inside, to no avail. When I follow the guide and remove all of the shown screws, the top-right corner, near the power button, still gets stuck. Why is this? I didn't want to force it open, because this laptop is my baby, but I would really like to get it open and dust around the fan/heatsink.


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Thanks for the quick replies. I'll try again in a little bit. I've removed all the screws necessary. I'll try the card trick - I was just afraid to fubar something beyond repair.

Thanks again!


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If you removed all the screws that are shown in the guide (please doublecheck) it should be quite easy. On the right hand corner (above the optical drive) the topcase is secured by four plastic clamps. Use a stiff plastic card, such as a credit card or similar) and gently lever the case apart. Popping noises are normal during that operation.

PS: Don't take a card that you'll need later. I prefer plastic spatulas, the kind that are sold for cake making. ;-)

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Did you remove the 3 Tiny screws that are in the battery compartment, behind the "L" bracket? These scres are easy to miss and we're missing from the youtube video I first used to open my machine. Almost broke the topcase because of it.

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