Released June 2012, Model A1278. Intel processor with Turbo Boost, Up to 512 MB DDR5 Video RAM

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LCD clip on the motherboard

Hi guys,

I’ve recently changed the screen on my MacBook Pro mid 2012 and I’m stuck on the last bit. I can’t get the clip down on the LCD ribbon on the motherboard. The Ribbon will go into the port, but I can’t get the metal clip to go over the connector which holds it in place. I’ve pushed the connector into the port on the motherboard as far as it can possibly go. However, I don’t think it’s enough as the clip can’t clear the connector. Anyone got any ideas?

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@willfish post some images of what it looks like at this time and where the connector sits/binds. Use this guide Adding images to an existing question for that. This will allow us to see what you see


@oldturkey03 Ok Thankyou! I’m not taking it apart until Wednesday or Thursday, should I create a new thread or post the pictures in this existing one?Cheers


@willfish You can add the images on here. When you do an edit on your original question it will pop back up on the day you make that correction. that way we can fllow up.


@mayer I have no problem getting the keyboard in, it’s just the LCD ribbon, which you can see on step 22. However, it’s not the 15 inch screen it’s the 13inch screen I’ve got which has a metal clip which secures the connection.

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@mayer the connection being the LCD to the motherboard. I will be able to get pictures in a few days when I take it apart...


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Gently work the connector into the port after examining it for anything bent or amiss and Both blowing with canned air and looking into the receptacle. It's a tight fit , but holding it between thumb and forefinger, slowly walk it in moving slightly back and forth. The metal retains wire should then drop high into place.

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