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Found out Mac Repair Service Was not very careful to detail.

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MacBook Core Duo

MacBook Core Duo Upper Case Replacement

MacBook Core Duo Upper Case Replacement

10 - 20 minutes


My Problem

Bezel was cracked in assorted places.

The right and left arrow keys quit working.

The trackpad and select (long key below the trackpad) had issues.

My Fix

I followed the guides and used the plastic bag method to keep track of the screws, at each step I numbered the bag to the step in the instructions. I found that some of the screws were in the wrong place and that one of the screws was missing.

I had a little trouble getting the screws out of the battery case area.

I modified a phillips screwdriver to 60mm in length and did not have any more issues. The screwdriver you sold me was a bit toooooooo long. The Spudger worked great to get the plug out.

I had a three profanity moment getting it back in.

Took three tries to get the Bezel on correctly .

My Advice

Go buy a can of compressed air first.

I used "Q" tips and dish soap to clean out the gunk.

I used a scotchbrite pad to polish the contacts

I had to file the little square inserts at the lower edge of the Bezel to get it in and have it fit.

Get a short screwdriver.

I had to use a "C"clamp and two wood blocks to compress the case together. I could not align the screws in the center of the case.

Spudger Image


Plastic Cards Image
Plastic Cards


MacBook Front Display Bezel Image
MacBook Front Display Bezel


MacBook Santa Rosa/Penryn Upper Case with Keyboard Image
MacBook Santa Rosa/Penryn Upper Case with Keyboard


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