MacBook Pro 17" Unibody
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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.