Mid 2010 Model A1278 / 2.4 or 2.66 GHz Core 2 Duo processor

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MacBook Pro snapped clutch fixture; can you advise?


I dropped my mac last night and here's the damage.

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I've done my research on the clutch/hinge components. The part of the left hand clutch (circled below in green) doesn't appear to be broken:

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You can see the top edge of it in the photos I've taken of my laptop. Its whatever it screws on to that seems to be snapped and jagged. However I haven't been able to find any pictures of the display without the clutch attached, so I don't know what's behind it/what part has snapped.

The black plastic bit marked 'A' above has also snapped off.

Does anyone know how to fix this?

I would be really grateful for any advice you can offer.

Thanks for your help.


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I am not sure from the pictures if the screw holes are ok on the upper case where the clutches screw on. The clutch is screwed on to the upper case. That is where the screw holes are. Since this is aluminum anyway I doubt you will be able to fix it without buying a new bottom case if that is what is broken. Otherwise the clutches will include also the plastic part 'A' (if that is not a part on the screen?). You can get both hinges for $20-30 on Ebay. Do a search for "Macbook A1278 hinge".

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