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MacBook logic board stuck?

Hi, I am currently on step 24 of this guide ( MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2010 Logic Board Replacement ) and the logic board will simply not come out of the laptop. As far as I know I Have followed all instructions, it's the same make and model laptop as the guide is made for. There seems to be resistance on the board near where the display data cable is but I do not see any screws or connectors that I have neglected to remove. Should there be resistance? I don't want to accidentally snap my logic board in half... I really don't think I missed any steps but I've watched a couple videos of this procedure and everyone seems to be able to take it out without issue so I'm rather anxious about it.

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How about a few pictures, maybe we can spot something. Also, was this a spill? Why are you removing the board?


I have the exact same problem: there is resistance, the board is pivoting around a point just behind the ethernet port. I did remove everything including the fans and the power outlet.

Did you figure this out ?


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I have a feeling you're having trouble with the heatsink if you got that far in the guide. It catches on the loudspeaker while you try to lift up the board. If that is it, just move it a bit on the side while gently forcing it and it will come out.

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I've had issues pulling the logic board where I needed to use a flexible spatula to break the bonding between the upper case and the speaker as some glue around the microphone adheres.

Heres a view from the other side:

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The surface between the speaker and mic often has some glue.

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Did you unscrew everything, including the two fans, and the magnetic power outlet? Check also that each connector is removed (battery connector included). Then slide the board about 5mm to the right (it can be a little bit stuck at this point). If it moves, it's ok

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