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Drop your MacBook and crack the plastic lower case? Use this guide to replace it with a brand new, scratch free part.

  1. Use a coin or spudger to rotate the battery-locking screw 90 degrees clockwise.
    • Use a coin or spudger to rotate the battery-locking screw 90 degrees clockwise.

  2. Lift the battery out of the computer.
    • Lift the battery out of the computer.

  3. Remove the three evenly-spaced Phillips screws from along the rear wall of the battery compartment.
    • Remove the three evenly-spaced Phillips screws from along the rear wall of the battery compartment.

    • The screws are captive to the metal memory cover.

    • When replacing the battery casing, use a spudger to re-insert the foam cushioning behind the rear wall for propper battery spacing.

  4. Lift up on L-shaped memory cover, slide it to the right, and lift it out of the computer.
    • Lift up on L-shaped memory cover, slide it to the right, and lift it out of the computer.

  5. Remove the following 3 screws:
    • Remove the following 3 screws:

    • One 11 mm Phillips #00 in the middle of the case.

    • Two 14.5 mm Phillips #00.

    • If the screws stick in the case, you can use a magnetized screwdriver to draw them out.

    • The shorter of the three screws goes in the middle.

  6. Remove the following 3 screws from the rear wall of the battery compartment:
    • Remove the following 3 screws from the rear wall of the battery compartment:

    • Two 3 mm Phillips #00. (A1181 has three 3 mm screws and one 4 mm.)

    • One 4 mm Phillips #00 on the right side.

    • When reinstalling these screws, press gently on the lower case to line up the screw holes.

    • These screws easily strip, so be careful while taking these particular screws out.

  7. Remove the two 6 mm Phillips #00 screws from either side of the right wall of the battery compartment (not the ones closest to the battery connector).
    • Remove the two 6 mm Phillips #00 screws from either side of the right wall of the battery compartment (not the ones closest to the battery connector).

  8. Remove the four 3 mm indicated Phillips #00 screws from the front wall of the battery compartment. When working from the left, remove the 2nd, 4th, 7th and 9th screw.
    • Remove the four 3 mm indicated Phillips #00 screws from the front wall of the battery compartment. When working from the left, remove the 2nd, 4th, 7th and 9th screw.

  9. Remove the following 4 screws from the back of the computer:
    • Remove the following 4 screws from the back of the computer:

    • Two 7 mm shouldered Phillips on the far sides.

    • Two 10.5 mm Phillips toward the center.

    • Do not over-tighten these; you can cause the case to distort.

  10. Remove the two 5.2 mm shouldered Phillips #00 screws from the optical side of the computer.
    • Remove the two 5.2 mm shouldered Phillips #00 screws from the optical side of the computer.

    • It is not necessary to remove the similar screws on the other side of the computer.

  11. Starting near the display and working around to the front of the computer, pry up on the upper case. It is held with clips on the right above the optical drive. These will release with some firm lifting pressure.
    • Starting near the display and working around to the front of the computer, pry up on the upper case. It is held with clips on the right above the optical drive. These will release with some firm lifting pressure.

    • Be careful when prying up the upper case. It's very easy to slice open a fingertip and thus provide the blood sacrifice the Mac gods sometimes require of those who insist on doing their own repairs.

    • There's a trackpad and keyboard ribbon connecting the upper case to the logic board, so don't pull the upper case off entirely just yet.

    • If you have trouble getting the clips to release, be careful that you are not prying the plastic top of the upper case away from its metal frame.

  12. While holding up the upper case (from the bottom or the top), use a spudger to pry up the orange trackpad and keyboard cable from its connector.
    • While holding up the upper case (from the bottom or the top), use a spudger to pry up the orange trackpad and keyboard cable from its connector.

    • Take care to pry between the black socket and the white connector. You might have to pry on both sides for it to release properly.

    • Do not pry from the bottom or the top, but from the sides.

    • If you happen to break your upper case cable when removing the upper case, we stock the cable individually and we have a guide that makes replacing it easy.

  13. Grasp the white plastic tab attached to the hard drive and pull it to the left, removing the hard drive from the computer.
    • Grasp the white plastic tab attached to the hard drive and pull it to the left, removing the hard drive from the computer.

  14. Remove the two Phillips screws from the front edge of the optical drive.
    • Remove the two Phillips screws from the front edge of the optical drive.

    • The shorter screw (3 mm) is recessed nearest the RAM modules. The other is 3.5 mm.

  15. Disconnect the orange optical drive ribbon cable from the logic board.
    • Disconnect the orange optical drive ribbon cable from the logic board.

  16. Disconnect the newly-revealed display data cable. If there is no pull-tab on the top of the connector, it may be helpful to use a spudger to disconnect this connector.
    • Disconnect the newly-revealed display data cable. If there is no pull-tab on the top of the connector, it may be helpful to use a spudger to disconnect this connector.

  17. Disconnect the (once again) newly-revealed hard drive cable.
    • Disconnect the (once again) newly-revealed hard drive cable.

  18. Peel up the foil tape between the fan and the optical drive.
    • Peel up the foil tape between the fan and the optical drive.

    • Remove the 8.5 mm Phillips screw securing the display data cable to the metal framework.

  19. Pull up the display data cable from along the edge of the optical drive to reveal a silver Phillips screw.
    • Pull up the display data cable from along the edge of the optical drive to reveal a silver Phillips screw.

  20. Remove the 2.8 mm Phillips screw securing the optical drive.
    • Remove the 2.8 mm Phillips screw securing the optical drive.

    • The Bluetooth cable may be covering the screw; carefully push it aside before removing the screw.

    • Do not over-tighten this screw when re-mounting. You could break the plastic enclosure.

    • After removing the screw, push the metal tab backwards, towards the fan, to release the front of the optical drive.

  21. Lift the Bluetooth antenna board from the right side of the optical drive.
    • Lift the Bluetooth antenna board from the right side of the optical drive.

    • Deroute the hard drive cable from along the front of the optical drive.

  22. Lift the front edge of the optical drive and slide it up and out of the computer.
    • Lift the front edge of the optical drive and slide it up and out of the computer.

  23. Remove the following 3 screws:
    • Remove the following 3 screws:

    • Two 3 mm Phillips near the right speaker.

    • One 6 mm Phillips threaded through a hole in a plastic finger above the subwoofer.

    • Be careful not to over-tighten the screw above the subwoofer too tight or the plastic could crack.

  24. Lift the right speaker out of its housing and set it to the side.
    • Lift the right speaker out of its housing and set it to the side.

  25. Using a spudger, gently pry up the white plastic slot and slide the metal c-channel to the right and away from the display.
    • Using a spudger, gently pry up the white plastic slot and slide the metal c-channel to the right and away from the display.

  26. Use a spudger to carefully disconnect the microphone cable from the logic board. You'll want to work from side to side, and slowly wiggle the connector out of its socket.
    • Use a spudger to carefully disconnect the microphone cable from the logic board. You'll want to work from side to side, and slowly wiggle the connector out of its socket.

    • Pulling on this connector vertically will break the socket off the logic board. This connector should be removed horizontally by gently pulling the microphone cable toward the screen while working a spudger between the connector and the socket.

  27. Lift up on the black right speaker cable with one hand, and deroute the silver microphone cable from the silver metal clip just above the right RAM slot.
    • Lift up on the black right speaker cable with one hand, and deroute the silver microphone cable from the silver metal clip just above the right RAM slot.

  28. Deroute the silver microphone cable and gray display data cable from the tabs at the bottom of the subwoofer.
    • Deroute the silver microphone cable and gray display data cable from the tabs at the bottom of the subwoofer.

  29. Remove the single 3.2 mm Phillips screw securing the ground loop in the display data cable located just above the Bluetooth board.
    • Remove the single 3.2 mm Phillips screw securing the ground loop in the display data cable located just above the Bluetooth board.

  30. Disconnect the two antenna cables from the Airport card, and the black inverter cable from the logic board. (Pull vertically on all three.)
    • Disconnect the two antenna cables from the Airport card, and the black inverter cable from the logic board. (Pull vertically on all three.)

  31. Remove the following 2 screws from the right hinge mount:
    • Remove the following 2 screws from the right hinge mount:

    • One 6 mm Phillips on the left side of the hinge mount.

    • One 10 mm Phillips on the right side of the hinge mount.

    • Lift the right hinge mount out of the computer.

  32. Hold the display with one hand while removing the screws from the left hinge mount.
    • Hold the display with one hand while removing the screws from the left hinge mount.

    • Remove the following 3 screws from the left hinge mount:

    • One 6 mm smaller diameter Phillips from the right side.

    • One 6 mm larger diameter Phillips from the middle.

    • One 10 mm Phillips from the left side.

    • Lift the left hinge mount out of the computer.

  33. Grasp the display assembly on either side, and lift it up and out of the computer.
    • Grasp the display assembly on either side, and lift it up and out of the computer.

  34. Peel up the small black rubber cover from the right side of the heat sink.
    • Peel up the small black rubber cover from the right side of the heat sink.

  35. Disconnect the two newly-revealed temperature sensor connectors and the fan connector from the logic board.
    • Disconnect the two newly-revealed temperature sensor connectors and the fan connector from the logic board.

    • Remove the following 6 screws:

    • One 3 mm Phillips on the right side of the fan.

    • One 6 mm Phillips on the left side of the fan.

    • Four 9 mm Phillips securing the heat sink to the lower case.

  36. Hold the heat sink with one hand and the fan with your other hand, and lift the heat sink and fan assembly out of the computer. The fan is attached to the heat sink only with a strip of black felt tape, so be sure to remove both parts as a unit
    • Hold the heat sink with one hand and the fan with your other hand, and lift the heat sink and fan assembly out of the computer. The fan is attached to the heat sink only with a strip of black felt tape, so be sure to remove both parts as a unit

    • If you need to mount the heat sink back into the laptop, we have a thermal paste guide that makes replacing the thermal compound easy.

  37. Remove the two Phillips screws securing the MagSafe board and the left speaker to the lower case.
    • Remove the two Phillips screws securing the MagSafe board and the left speaker to the lower case.

  38. Use a spudger to rotate the MagSafe board up and out of its housing. It may be helpful to pull the lower case out slightly to provide additional clearance.
    • Use a spudger to rotate the MagSafe board up and out of its housing. It may be helpful to pull the lower case out slightly to provide additional clearance.

  39. Lift the left speaker out of its housing and set it to the side.
    • Lift the left speaker out of its housing and set it to the side.

  40. Remove the following 3 screws:
    • Remove the following 3 screws:

    • Two 7.5 mm Phillips from either end of the left I/O frame.

    • One 9 mm Phillips from the middle of the left I/O frame.

    • Remove the small black plastic spacer at the bottom of the left I/O frame.

  41. Lift the left I/O frame up and out of the computer. Pay attention to the thin metal EMI fingers, as they may catch as you remove the left I/O frame.
    • Lift the left I/O frame up and out of the computer. Pay attention to the thin metal EMI fingers, as they may catch as you remove the left I/O frame.

  42. Remove the two Phillips screws attaching the battery connector to the lower case.
    • Remove the two Phillips screws attaching the battery connector to the lower case.

  43. Remove the single Phillips screw in the upper right corner of the Airport card.
    • Remove the single Phillips screw in the upper right corner of the Airport card.

  44. Use a spudger to disconnect the right speaker connector and Bluetooth connector from the logic board.
    • Use a spudger to disconnect the right speaker connector and Bluetooth connector from the logic board.

  45. Remove the three Phillips screws securing the logic board to the lower case.
    • Remove the three Phillips screws securing the logic board to the lower case.

  46. Lift the logic board up from the right side, and slide it up and out of the computer. Be careful that the right speaker, MagSafe board, and battery connector don't catch on the lower case.
    • Lift the logic board up from the right side, and slide it up and out of the computer. Be careful that the right speaker, MagSafe board, and battery connector don't catch on the lower case.

  47. Remove the following 3 screws:
    • Remove the following 3 screws:

    • Two 3 mm Phillips securing the subwoofer to the lower case.

    • One 7.5 mm Phillips securing the loop in the right speaker cable to the metal frame.

  48. Deroute the right speaker and Bluetooth antenna cables from their slots in the lower case.
    • Deroute the right speaker and Bluetooth antenna cables from their slots in the lower case.

  49. Pry the Bluetooth board up from the lower case.
    • Pry the Bluetooth board up from the lower case.

    • Lift the subwoofer, right speaker, Bluetooth board, and attached cables out of the computer.

  50. Remove the two Phillips screws securing the hard drive connector to the lower case.
    • Remove the two Phillips screws securing the hard drive connector to the lower case.

  51. Carefully lift the hard drive connector out of the case slightly, and turn it over to reveal the IR sensor connector beneath. Use a spudger to flip up the plastic hinge of the tiny bar holding the cable in place.
    • Carefully lift the hard drive connector out of the case slightly, and turn it over to reveal the IR sensor connector beneath. Use a spudger to flip up the plastic hinge of the tiny bar holding the cable in place.

    • Slide the orange IR sensor cable out of its connector, and lift the hard drive connector out of the computer.

  52. Lower case remains.
    • Lower case remains.

Conclusie

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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These are excellent instructions. To replace just the keyboard/top case will take about 15 minutes.

To replace the bottom case will take about two hours.

In addition to the coin, phillips head screwdriver and spudger, I recommend working on a large towel, and having some scotch tape.

Working on the towel will save you time and aggravation if a screw gets away from you - it won't go very far.

Print out the instructions from the PDF document. As you remove the screws, us a piece of tape to grab the screws, fold over part of the tape to keep them secure, and then tape the screws to the step in the disassembly process.

When you get to the point of reassembly, your parts will be right there at the step as you need them.

Thanks to the people at iFixIt for their excellent guides, and their excellent support and response time to questions/posts! Awesome job!

Penny

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