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Arctic Silver Thermal Paste
Arctic Silver Thermal Paste

3.5 gram Arctic Silver thermal paste tube. Thermal paste forms a continuous, conductive layer between a processor and its heat sink, improving cooling performance and kee...

$8.99
Arctic Silver ArctiClean
Arctic Silver ArctiClean

Two part thermal paste remover. Two part cleaner used to dissolve thermal paste and purify the surfaces of heat sinks and processors before applying new thermal paste. In...

$7.99
Silicone 2.5" Hard Drive Enclosure with USB 2.0 Cable
Silicone 2.5" Hard Drive Enclosure with USB 2.0 Cable

Turn any SATA 2.5" laptop hard drive into an external storage drive with this part.

$9.99
1 TB SSD Hybrid 2.5" Hard Drive / Part Only
1 TB SSD Hybrid 2.5" Hard Drive

SATA 6.0 Gb/s interface for Intel Macs / Solid State Drive Hybrid, 5400 RPM / 2.5" wide x 9.5mm tall / 1 TB Unformatted

From $84.99
MacBook and MacBook Pro (Non-Retina) SSD Upgrade Bundle
MacBook and MacBook Pro (Non-Retina) SSD Upgrade Bundle

Upgrade the storage and improve boot time and read/write speed in your MacBook and MacBook Pro (Non-Retina) with this SSD upgrade bundle.

From $134.99
500 GB SSD / Part Only
500 GB SSD

SATA 6.0 Gb/s interface for Intel Macs / Solid State Drive / 2.5" wide x 7mm tall / 525 GB Unformatted

From $164.99
500 GB SSD Hybrid 2.5" Hard Drive / New / Part Only
500 GB SSD Hybrid 2.5" Hard Drive

SATA 6.0 Gb/s interface for Intel Macs / Solid State Drive Hybrid, 5400 RPM / 2.5" wide x 9.5mm tall / 500 GB Unformatted

From $74.99
500 GB 5400 RPM 2.5" Hard Drive / Toshiba
500 GB 5400 RPM 2.5" Hard Drive

Replacement or upgrade hard drive compatible with all MacBooks, MacBook Pros, Intel Mac minis, and Sony PS3 and PS3 Slim game consoles. SATA interface for Intel Macs / 2....

$54.99
PC2-5300 2 GB RAM Chip
PC2-5300 2 GB RAM Chip

Replacement or upgrade RAM chip. Specs: 2 GB / PC2-5300 / Low Profile / 200 pin, 667 MHz. This speed upgrade will make your computer faster. Compatible with Core 2 Duo Ma...

$14.99
1 TB SSD / Part Only
1 TB SSD

SATA 6.0 Gb/s interface for Intel Macs / Solid State Drive / 2.5" wide x 7mm tall / 1050 GB Unformatted

From $309.99
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Device Info

Introduced in February 2008, the model A1261 of the MacBook Pro 17" has a Penryn architecture Core 2 Duo processor and a speed improvement and graphics upgrade compared to its predecessor. Connectors on this model include an ExpressCard/34 slot, Gigabit Ethernet, FireWire "400" port, Firewire "800" port, three USB 2.0 ports, optical digital audio in/out, and DVI out.

The most common repairs with the model A1261 17" MacBook Pro are replacing a dead battery, replacing a malfunctioning left or right fan, and upgrading the hard drive or RAM. The MacBook Pro 17" Model A1261 Memory Maxxer RAM Upgrade Kit includes all the parts and tools you need to upgrade to 6 GB of RAM.

Once you've bought your parts and tools, check out iFixit's A1261 MacBook Pro 17" repair guides for step-by-step instructions on how to make the fix.