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MacBook Unibody Model A1342

MacBook Unibody Model A1342 Upper Case Replacement

Difficult

My Problem

Malfunction as of spilling red wine over keyboard

My Fix

Great guide, the comments are the best part of it, alas I found them afterwards

Some screws (4x) were very tight and therefore damaged and difficult to remove (picture 1)

I used a needle file to create new grip and remove them

The battery cable connector (picture 2) also damaged

the picture in the guide suggests to pry at the corner, better try this slowly with different angles of attack

Luckily it operated normal in spite of the damage

The speaker connector also damaged (picture 3)

removal of the connector should be done very careful

it took some time to reinstall it in the proper way

Installing the track pad

So glad I came this far and tightened the T6 Torx screw of the track pad without checking... Experienced it during boot up, everything had to be done over again (second time was much easier)

Keyboard ribbon cable (picture 2)

though I installed it the right way

By placing the battery afterwards the cable is easily displaced and the Mac Book won't boot up

So I had to remove the under case for the third time

The lower case is constructed of rubber-coated aluminum.

the rubber coating gets lose when removing the lower case multiple times… (picture 4)

With the metal spudger the job was done

and YES in the end everything worked as it should. I fixed it !!

My Advice

Read the guide thoroughly AND ALL the comments before you even start

Spudger Image
Spudger

$2.95

Classic Pro Tech Toolkit  Image
Classic Pro Tech Toolkit

$64.95

Macro Bit Set Image
Macro Bit Set

$29.95

MacBook Unibody (Model No. A1342) Upper Case Image
MacBook Unibody (Model No. A1342) Upper Case

$179.95

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