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MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Late 2008 and Early 2009 Heat Sink Replacement

Replace the heat sink on your MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Late 2008 and Early 2009

The heat sink helps keep the processor cool and happy. Be sure to replace the thermal paste before reinstalling the heat sink.

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Stap 1 Heat Sink  ¶ 

Remove eight 8.4 mm Phillips screws securing the heat sink to the logic board.

Stap 1 Heat Sink  ¶ 

  • Remove eight 8.4 mm Phillips screws securing the heat sink to the logic board.

  • A spring is held under each of these screws.

Stap 2  ¶ 

Use the tip of a spudger to pry the thermal sensor connector up off the logic board.

Stap 2  ¶ 

  • Use the tip of a spudger to pry the thermal sensor connector up off the logic board.

  • This connector is especially delicate, so be sure to use extreme caution when removing it.

Stap 3  ¶ 

Gently lift the heat sink off the logic board.

Stap 3  ¶ 

  • Gently lift the heat sink off the logic board.

  • 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.