MacBook Pro 17" Unibody Heat Sinks
Choose your model of MacBook Pro 17" Unibody:
Parts that work with MacBook Pro 17" Unibody:
MacBook Pro 17" Unibody (Early-Mid 2009) Heat Sink
This part attaches to the processor and helps dissipate heat.
The MacBook Pro 17" Unibody, announced in January of 2009 has an aluminum case like the laptops before it, however the case is machined out of a single block of aluminum. The Unibody revision also introduced some new features for Apple laptops: dual video cards (one for regular use, one for graphics intensive applications), the Mini DisplayPort (which replaced the full-size DVI display connector), and larger hard drive and RAM capacities.
The most common repairs with the Unibody model 17" MacBook Pro laptops are replacing a dead battery, replacing a malfunctioning fan, and upgrading the hard drive or RAM.
Once you've bought your parts and tools, check out iFixit's MacBook Pro 17" Unibody repair guides for step-by-step instructions on how to make the fix.