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MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Models A1226 and A1260 Rear Display Bezel Replacement

Remove the rear display bezel to access most of your display's internals.

Step 1 Rear Display Bezel  ¶ 

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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  ¶ 

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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  ¶ 

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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  ¶ 

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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  ¶ 

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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  ¶ 

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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  ¶ 

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Step 7  ¶