MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Teardown
Quote from vaughnescobal:
is there any website that sell only the backlid keyboard for the MacBook Pro?
I was unable to find one and ended up replacing the entire case. BTW, I had gone this route before shopping for the replacement -got the backlight panel off and removed all 56 of those screws. I even removed all the keys (using toothpicks and a hemostat), but found the membrane sandwich under the metal frame laminated together. Other than harvesting keys for replacement on another kybd, there's no point breaking it down any further than shown here.
It's a shame, too, cuz a factory new lower case ends up being $250-$280 depending on the source. The kybd alone should've only been about $50.
MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Late 2008 and Early 2009 Logic Board Replacement
Apropos to the last tip in this step, the replacement unibody I purchased omitted the receiving end of this clip, but it was in my original. As it only captures (but does not secure) a small metal tab on the bottom cover, I skipped transferring it.