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Introduction

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

  1. Remove the eight 4 mm Phillips screws securing the lower case to the MacBook.
    • Remove the eight 4 mm Phillips screws securing the lower case to the MacBook.

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  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 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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2 Comments

Apple has a recall on this part, so you can get a replacement for an improved version free and save yourself $149.99. Check out http://www.apple.com/support/macbook-bot...

Shane - Reply

Would the Macbook Pro back cover also fit this?

wow - Reply

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