17" Unibody Late 2011 Consumables
Parts that work with 17" Unibody Late 2011:
Arctic Silver Thermal Paste
Forms a continuous, heat conductive layer between a processor and its heat sink. A new layer of thermal paste keeps your processor from overheating. 3.5 grams
Arctic Silver ArctiClean
Two part cleaner dissolves old thermal paste on heat sinks and processors. One 30 ml bottle of thermal material remover and one 30 ml bottle of thermal surface purifier.
Introduced in October 2011, this model MacBook Pro 17" Unibody laptop features an Intel Mobile Core i7 "Sandy Bridge" processor, dual graphics processors, a 1920x1200 display, AirPort Extreme (802.11a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, Gigabit Ethernet, one Firewire "800" port, and three USB 2.0 ports, separate audio in and out ports, an ExpressCard/34 expansion slot, and a "Thunderbolt" port that is backwards compatible with Mini DisplayPort.
The most common repairs with a 17" MacBook Pro Unibody Late 2011 are replacing a dead battery, replacing a malfunctioning left or right fan, and upgrading the hard drive or RAM. The MacBook Pro 17" Unibody (Late 2011) Memory Maxxer RAM Upgrade Kit includes all the parts and tools you need to upgrade to 16 GB of RAM.
Once you've bought your parts and tools, check out iFixit's MacBook Pro 17" Unibody Late 2011 repair guides for step-by-step instructions on how to make the fix.