MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Models A1226 and A1260 Rear Display Bezel Replacement
- Author: Walter Galan
- Difficulty: Very difficult
Remove the rear display bezel to access most of your display's internals.
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- Battery 1 step
- RAM Shield 1 step
- Upper Case 7 steps
- Display Assembly 9 steps
- Rear Display Bezel 7 steps
Step 1 — Rear Display Bezel ¶
Remove the 4.5 mm Phillips screws from the lower left and right corners of the display (two screws total). These screws have a .8 mm thick head.
Step 2 ¶
Insert the flat end of a spudger perpendicular to the face of the display between the plastic strip attached to the rear bezel and the front bezel.
Do not insert your spudger between the plastic strip and the rear bezel.
With the spudger still inserted, rotate it away from the display to separate the front and rear bezels.
Work along the right edge of the display until the rear bezel is evenly separated from the front bezel.
Step 3 ¶
Insert your spudger between the front and rear display bezels at the lower right corner of the display.
Pry the rear bezel away from the front bezel to slightly separate the bottom edge of the rear display bezel.
Step 4 ¶
Insert the flat end of a spudger into the gap between the rear display bezel and the clutch cover.
Twist the spudger to separate the lower edge of the rear display bezel from the clutch cover.
Work along the lower edge of the rear bezel until it is evenly separated from the clutch cover.
Step 5 ¶
Now that the right and bottom edges of the rear bezel are slightly separated from the front bezel, use a spudger to pop the rear bezel off the tabs near the lower right corner of the display.
Step 6 ¶
Insert the flat end of a spudger between the front bezel and the plastic strip attached to the rear bezel near the screw holes at the bottom corners of the display.
Rotate your spudger toward the rear bezel to separate it from the front bezel.
If necessary, continue separating the left edge of the rear bezel off the tabs on the front display bezel.
Step 7 ¶
Slightly lift the lower edge of the display and pull it away from the rear display bezel.
Go here for the guide to continue replacing the screen: MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Models A1226 and A1260 LCD Panel Replacement