Needed the smallest torx ever
I was surprised how quickly it came off.
Steam controller doesn't require security model screwdriver.
The keyboard was faulty and Apple said it would need to change the entire upper case. So I thought I would do it myself as I love opening up and experimenting with stuff anyway :-)
With the help of "http://www.insidemylaptop.com/how-to-rep..., it was a bree . . .
We have 70 2012 MacBook Pros, currently used by three 5th grade classes, that were very slow and up for replacement. Rather than buying new devices, the kids decided to "restart" their devices by replacing the original hard drives with new solid state drives.
It took a lot of planning (purchasing eno . . .
The fan on my Macbook Pro 13" (mid 2012) was making this grinding noise. I took it to the Geek Squad (Best Buy) and they told me that it could cost in excess of $500 to repair and advised me to buy another computer. It is important for me to note that they referred to my laptop as "Very Old," and . . .
I was getting 10 minutes of the spinning color wheel after every key stoke. The fine folks at the Apple said it could be because my mid-2009 mac was too old to run El Capitan and recommended I upgrade the HD and RAM since I can't afford a new computer.
I am a complete tech novice and know very litt . . .
I had a broken clutch cover (the black plastic cover between the screen and the keyboard).
The instructions were very helpful, but I had a few issues (see below). Very happy with the end result with the crack in the clutch cover now removed.
STEP 11 - I had a stripped screw - Phillips head (first time . . .
My Macbook one day wouldn't boot, giving the folder/question mark story. The only way I could get a full boot was by making my internal drive an external. That narrowed the problem to either the HDD cable or the motherboard, I optimistically ordered the cable and started praying.
The replacement took . . .