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Acceder la memoria RAM en este computadora es sencillo y requiere desmontaje mínimo.

  1. Con el estuche cerrado, coloca el Unibody boca arriba sobre una superficie plana. Presiona el lado ranurado del pestillo de liberación de la puerta de acceso lo suficiente para agarrar el extremo libre. Levanta el pestillo de liberación hasta que quede vertical.
    • Con el estuche cerrado, coloca el Unibody boca arriba sobre una superficie plana.

    • Presiona el lado ranurado del pestillo de liberación de la puerta de acceso lo suficiente para agarrar el extremo libre. Levanta el pestillo de liberación hasta que quede vertical.

    The A1286 has no Access Door.!!

    I actually can see no sign of the battery!...

    aguib - Reply

    Quote from aguib:

    The A1286 has no Access Door.!!

    I actually can see no sign of the battery!...

    I assume you have the newer model, with the built-in battery. It's still removable with tools, but these are the wrong instructions for that model.

    lgc90 - Reply

    when will there be a guide for the other unibody macbook pro. that does not have an access door?

    irishking - Reply

    Is there a manual to show, how disasembly the display, i mean, after step 5, to check the display between lcd and aluminiun back case?

    Max

    Max - Reply

    On other guides you state the height of the HD that can be supported, e.g. MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Model A1211 Hard Drive Replacement , I have read ( but have not confirmed ) that the uni-body MacBook Pro can be fitted with the 750GB and 1TB 12mm drive from Western Digital.

    Can you confirm this?

    Many thanks in advance.

    ahothabeth - Reply

    Quote from SHerwood Ball:

    My display and aluminum casing has separated.

    I don't know if it just snaps back together or does it need to be glued.

    I dropped mine on the carpeted stairs and the display still works.

    I'm hoping I can just snap it back together and that no plastic pieces or teeth of the snapping

    portion have been broken........

    SHerwood Ball - Reply

    When you say "left fan" is this "left when looking at the logic board after turning the computer over and looking it up opening it up" or "left when sitting at the computer keyboard and typing on it"?

    thvv - Reply

    We always use left and right in reference to the computer when you're using it.

    Andrew Optimus Goldheart -

    Directions were great and the worn dc in board was replaced. The hardest part of the procedure is disconnecting the data display cable. A better description of step 21 is to slide the connector parallel to the circuit board towards the outside corner. Reconnecting correctly took several tries.

    I used the tip of the spudger to nudge the corners a little at a time to seat the connector.

    The ribbon connector for the keyboard has to be inserted all the way before seating the retaining cap. It took me three tries . First try power button did not work second try numbers keys did not work.

    Thanks for the directions ...could not have done it with out them!!!

    landryd - Reply

    Hola. Poseo un MacBook Pro Late 2008 y debo cambiarle las cornetas. Me sirve unas cornetas de un MBP Late 2011?

    jegonzalez80 - Reply

  2. La puerta de acceso ahora debe estar lo suficientemente levantada para levantarla y sacarla del Unibody.
    • La puerta de acceso ahora debe estar lo suficientemente levantada para levantarla y sacarla del Unibody.

  3. Asegúrate de que el pestillo de liberación de la puerta de acceso esté vertical antes de continuar.
    • Asegúrate de que el pestillo de liberación de la puerta de acceso esté vertical antes de continuar.

    • Agarra la lengüeta de plástico translúcido y extrae la batería de la Unibody.

    • Si se presiona el pestillo, se bloqueará la batería en su lugar.

    Do I need to wait for the battery to charge completely before using the computer (while plugged in)?

    Kaila Potts - Reply

    No. You do not need to charge it completely before removing it.

    Titus (#1579) - Reply

  4. Retira los siguientes ocho tornillos que sujetan la carcasa inferior al chasis:
    • Retira los siguientes ocho tornillos que sujetan la carcasa inferior al chasis:

    • Un tornillo Phillips de 5.4 mm.

    • Tres tornillos Phillips de 14 mm.

    • Cuatro tornillos Phillips de 3.5 mm.

    Hi, My name is Jess I need help asap I accidentally dropped my macbook Pro and i cant find the silver screw for the top left back side, Does any one know if I can replace it with an eye glass screw?? If you can help at all Please e-mail me at Chambliss_jess@yahoo.com thx please help me my bf is going off... ;(

    Jess - Reply

    The fixit PH00 is the wrong screw driver for this entire job. It did not fit in the screws, it was too pointy and caused screws to be rounded off.

    mattrittgers - Reply

  5. Usando ambas manos, levanta y retira la caja inferior de la caja superior.
    • Usando ambas manos, levanta y retira la caja inferior de la caja superior.

    About midway along each edge is a snap. To release each snap, gently slide the flat edge of a Spudger under the lower case, then lift the lower case away.

    jonathansturges - Reply

  6. Libera las pestañas de cada lado del chip empujando simultáneamente cada una de ellas fuera de la RAM.
    • Libera las pestañas de cada lado del chip empujando simultáneamente cada una de ellas fuera de la RAM.

    • Estas pestañas bloquean el chip en su lugar y al soltarlas, el chip "salta" hacia arriba.

  7. Después de que el chip RAM haya aparecido, sácalo directamente de su enchufe.
    • Después de que el chip RAM haya aparecido, sácalo directamente de su enchufe.

    • Repite este proceso si hay un segundo chip RAM instalado.

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9 Comments

Thank you ifixit. It was a breeze... 8Gb in the house... Best Regards

Bruno Perneta Correia - Reply

Hi Bruno!

Assuming you still have the MBP, I am curious to see what memory you installed to get 8 gigs. I just installed 2 X 4 gigs of Kingston PC3 106000 SODIM and my MBP does not want it. My tech assured me that if anything would do it, it was this memory.

Suggestions?

Thank you!

Ghislain

Ghislain -

As a breeze. Man, was my computer dirty! Now my computer feels like it's on amphetamines! Lol. So happy the pinwheels are gone. I can finally get work done and feel right about charging my clients hourly!

jayalovevibes - Reply

Thanks ifixit ... Easy reward & proud 8GB working power.

Tiny note: I wasn't sure weather or not it is important (or not) to remove the stickers from my 2 x 4GB RAM modules - I left the stickers on and it seems all running happily.

Grit - Reply

Installed 8GB of RAM without problems. :)

Been wondering if this system would support 16GB though, given that appropriate modules seem to be on the market, that it has a 64 bit EFI and that the never versions of OS X, booted in the 64 bit kernel (which has been the default mode for a few years, now) obviously support that and more…

jack - Reply

didn’t work, but it was because i did not had the right ram. so, i put my old ram back in, and it just worked fine. thank you, it worked, but not with my ram.

Jef Kockelbergh - Reply

I understand that you placed 2 ram of 8 gb each?

it worked?

Patricio ILLANES -

Thank you all! i just love this site and all the authors and users.

i got a quick question; MBP 5,1 Late 2008/Early 2009

2.66 Ghz unibody

i want to try 16GB RAM

will it work? has anybody tried it?

Thanks

Wael - Reply

Hello, I have a MacBook Pro 15-inch, late 2008 with a 2.4 Intel Core 2 Duo, 6gb 1067 DDR3, 700GB HD, NVIDIA GeForce 9400M 256 MB running OS X 10.8.5 (12F2560). This thing still runs and looks AMAZING. How much more ram can I load it with? What do you suggest to max it out?

Pedro - Reply

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