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  1. MacBook Pro 15" Retina Display Mid 2012 Lower Case Replacement, Lower Case: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the following P5 pentalobe screws securing the lower case to the MacBook Pro:

    • Eight 3.0 mm

    • Two 2.3 mm

  2. MacBook Pro 15" Retina Display Mid 2012 Lower Case Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Lifting from the edge nearest the clutch cover, lift the lower case off the MacBook Pro.

    • Set the lower case aside.


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

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i am willing to buy one backplate but i am unable to find somewhere on the internet to buy it, can some one please help me out with this? Thanks :D

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Managed to clean six years worth of dust out, now the fans are much quieter! The keyboard is also cooler to the touch on idle. Thanks!

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