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Introduction

Replacing your lower case is easy! It only takes 8 screws.

  1. MacBook Unibody Model A1342 Lower Case Replacement, Lower Case: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the eight 4 mm Phillips screws securing the lower case to the MacBook.

  2. MacBook Unibody Model A1342 Lower Case Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 3 MacBook Unibody Model A1342 Lower Case Replacement: step 2, image 2 of 3 MacBook Unibody Model A1342 Lower Case Replacement: step 2, image 3 of 3
    • The lower case is constructed of rubber-coated aluminum. Do not excessively bend the aluminum during removal, as any permanent deformation will cause tolerance issues after reassembly.

    • Slightly lift the lower case near the vent opening.

    • Continue running your fingers between the lower and upper cases until the upper case pops off its retaining clips.

    • The location of these three clips is shown in the third picture.

Conclusion

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

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Shane - Reply

Would the Macbook Pro back cover also fit this?

wow - Reply

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