MacBook Pro 17" Unibody Battery Replacement
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Replace a worn-out battery on your MacBook Pro 17" Unibody.
- Author: Andrew Bookholt
- Difficulty: Moderate
Use this guide to replace your MacBook Pro's battery. Removing the battery requires a Tri-wing screwdriver.
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Remove the following ten screws securing the lower case to the upper case:
Three 13.5 mm Phillips screws.
Seven 3 mm Phillips screws.
Wedge your fingers between the lower case and the vent, and lift upward to release the clips holding the lower case to the upper case.
Remove the lower case.
Grab the plastic tab attached to the battery connector and pull it toward the front edge of the device.
Use a plastic opening tool or another soft thin-edged tool to carefully lift up a corner of the "Warning: Do not remove the battery" sticker off the right speaker/subwoofer enclosure.
Peel the sticker off the right speaker/subwoofer enclosure.