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Introduction

This guide will show you how to replace the Mid Wall on from your laptop.

Parts

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  1. MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Late 2008 and Early 2009 Mid Wall Replacement, Access Door: step 1, image 1 of 2 MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Late 2008 and Early 2009 Mid Wall Replacement, Access Door: step 1, image 2 of 2
    • With the case closed, place the Unibody top-side down on a flat surface.

    • Depress the grooved side of the access door release latch enough to grab the free end. Lift the release latch until it is vertical.

  2. MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Late 2008 and Early 2009 Mid Wall Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • The access door should now be raised enough to lift it up and out of the Unibody.

  3. MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Late 2008 and Early 2009 Mid Wall Replacement, Battery: step 3, image 1 of 1
    • Be sure the access door release latch is vertical before proceeding.

    • Grab the translucent plastic tab and pull the battery up and out of the Unibody.

    • If the latch is depressed it will lock the battery in place.

  4. MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Late 2008 and Early 2009 Mid Wall Replacement, Lower Case: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the following eight screws securing the lower case to the chassis:

    • One 5.4 mm Phillips screw.

    • Three 14 mm Phillips screws.

    • Four 3.5 mm Phillips screws.

  5. MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Late 2008 and Early 2009 Mid Wall Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 1
    • Using both hands, lift and remove the lower case off the upper case.

  6. MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Late 2008 and Early 2009 Mid Wall Replacement, Mid Wall: step 6, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the following 5 screws securing the mid wall to the upper case:

    • Three 10.5 mm Phillips screws.

    • Two 3.7 mm Phillips screws.

  7. MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Late 2008 and Early 2009 Mid Wall Replacement: step 7, image 1 of 1
    • Lift the mid wall out of the upper case.

Conclusion

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

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Anyone know what size screws hold the black rubber battery pads on either side of the trackpad?

They are Phillips head, but I can’t find the size in any of the guides for the MacBookPro5,1 — Help?

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