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MacBook Pro logic board stuck?

I need to change the thermal paste of my macbook pro 15" but I have the same problem than this thread: MacBook logic board stuck?

I removed everything but the board is stuck, pivoting around a point just behind the ethernet port. I've already spent 2 days browsing the web for this issue and trying to force it (hope it's not broken already).

Pivot point is somewhere inside the small blue circle on this screenshoot:

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Closer look at the stuck part:

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Do you have any suggestion ?

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Please tell us exactly which 15" MBP you are working on. Also what problems you were having that you felt the need to replace the thermal paste.


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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.

Here's the full IFIXIT guide which you should follow: MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2010 Logic Board Replacement

But before you go down this path why do you need to remove the logic board. We might have a better answer if we knew the full story.

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Thanks it worked. I'm glad my thermal paste came with a spatula.



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