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Introduction

Remove the lower case to access the internal components of your MacBook Pro.

  1. Remove the following ten screws:
    • Remove the following ten screws:

    • Three 14.4 mm Phillips #00 screws

    • Three 3.5 mm Phillips #00 screws

    • Four 3.5 mm shouldered Phillips #00 screws

    • When replacing the small screws, align them perpendicular to the slight curvature of the case (they don't go straight down).

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  3. Use your fingers to pry the lower case away from the body of the MacBook near the vent. Remove the lower case.
    • Use your fingers to pry the lower case away from the body of the MacBook near the vent.

    • Remove the lower case.

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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6 Comments

When purchasing a new bottom panel, do any of the stickers or pads have to be transferred to the new part? How?

Matthew Parrott - Reply

This is the instructions on how to just remove the bottom cover to access other components. The part is sold here on iFixit for $99 and looks to include the rubber feet.

Cwoodyard -

Where can I get a new backover?

SkyGamer - Reply

The back cover is sold here and can be found at the top of the page.

Cwoodyard -

Can i buy this bottom replacement piece here or is this instructions on how to do it?

itsRadioBiz - Reply

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