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MacBook Unibody Model A1342 Lower Case Replacement

  • Author: Walter Galan
  • Time estimate: 30 seconds - 5 minutes
  • Difficulty: Easy

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

Step 1 Lower Case  ¶ 

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

Step 1 Lower Case  ¶ 

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

Step 2  ¶ 

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.

Step 2  ¶ 

  • 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.