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Select a difficulty level for this entire task (including any prerequisite instructions). The difficulty ranking reflects the experience, physical dexterity, and risk involved.

Very easy

Does not require opening device.

Easy

Requires minimal disassembly and requires only basic tools like a Phillips or flat-head screwdriver.

Moderate

Requires a fair amount of disassembly. This is a task that most people would not perform without instruction.

Difficult

Requires significant disassembly and may require specialized tasks like soldering.

Very difficult

This task is considered quite challenging, may require specialized tasks like micro-soldering, and may risk damage to the device. If you can do this, people may call you MacGyver on occasion.

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  • MacBook Pro 17" Models A1151 A1212 A1229 and A1261 RAM Shield Replacement
  • MacBook Pro 17" Models A1151 A1212 A1229 and A1261 Upper Case Replacement
  • MacBook Pro 17" Models A1151 A1212 A1229 and A1261 Optical Drive Replacement
  • MacBook Pro 17" Models A1151 A1212 A1229 and A1261 Logic Board Replacement

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  • 1 × Arctic Silver Thermal Paste
  • 1 × Phillips 00 Screwdriver
  • 1 × Spudger
  • 1 × T6 Torx Screwdriver
  • 1 × MacBook Pro 17" (Model A1151) Left Thermal Sensor
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