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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).

  2. 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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