Introduction

Update an aging MacBook Pro with a new set of feet.

With the case closed, place the Unibody top-side down on a flat surface. Depress the grooved side of the access door release latch enough to grab the free end.  Lift the release latch until it is vertical.
  • With the case closed, place the Unibody top-side down on a flat surface.

  • Depress the grooved side of the access door release latch enough to grab the free end. Lift the release latch until it is vertical.

The A1286 has no Access Door.!!

I actually can see no sign of the battery!...

aguib - Réponse

Quote from aguib:

The A1286 has no Access Door.!!

I actually can see no sign of the battery!...

I assume you have the newer model, with the built-in battery. It's still removable with tools, but these are the wrong instructions for that model.

lgc90 - Réponse

when will there be a guide for the other unibody macbook pro. that does not have an access door?

irishking - Réponse

Is there a manual to show, how disasembly the display, i mean, after step 5, to check the display between lcd and aluminiun back case?

Max

Max - Réponse

On other guides you state the height of the HD that can be supported, e.g. Remplacement du disque dur du MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo modèle A1211 , I have read ( but have not confirmed ) that the uni-body MacBook Pro can be fitted with the 750GB and 1TB 12mm drive from Western Digital.

Can you confirm this?

Many thanks in advance.

ahothabeth - Réponse

Quote from SHerwood Ball:

My display and aluminum casing has separated.

I don't know if it just snaps back together or does it need to be glued.

I dropped mine on the carpeted stairs and the display still works.

I'm hoping I can just snap it back together and that no plastic pieces or teeth of the snapping

portion have been broken........

SHerwood Ball - Réponse

When you say "left fan" is this "left when looking at the logic board after turning the computer over and looking it up opening it up" or "left when sitting at the computer keyboard and typing on it"?

thvv - Réponse

We always use left and right in reference to the computer when you're using it.

Andrew Optimus Goldberg -

Directions were great and the worn dc in board was replaced. The hardest part of the procedure is disconnecting the data display cable. A better description of step 21 is to slide the connector parallel to the circuit board towards the outside corner. Reconnecting correctly took several tries.

I used the tip of the spudger to nudge the corners a little at a time to seat the connector.

The ribbon connector for the keyboard has to be inserted all the way before seating the retaining cap. It took me three tries . First try power button did not work second try numbers keys did not work.

Thanks for the directions ...could not have done it with out them!!!

landryd - Réponse

Hola. Poseo un MacBook Pro Late 2008 y debo cambiarle las cornetas. Me sirve unas cornetas de un MBP Late 2011?

jegonzalez80 - Réponse

The access door should now be raised enough to lift it up and out of the Unibody.
  • The access door should now be raised enough to lift it up and out of the Unibody.

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Be sure the access door release latch is vertical before proceeding.
  • Be sure the access door release latch is vertical before proceeding.

  • Grab the translucent plastic tab and pull the battery up and out of the Unibody.

  • If the latch is depressed it will lock the battery in place.

Do I need to wait for the battery to charge completely before using the computer (while plugged in)?

Kaila Potts - Réponse

No. You do not need to charge it completely before removing it.

Titus (#1579) - Réponse

Remove the following eight screws securing the lower case to the chassis:
  • Remove the following eight screws securing the lower case to the chassis:

    • One 5.4 mm Phillips screw.

    • Three 14 mm Phillips screws.

    • Four 3.5 mm Phillips screws.

Hi, My name is Jess I need help asap I accidentally dropped my macbook Pro and i cant find the silver screw for the top left back side, Does any one know if I can replace it with an eye glass screw?? If you can help at all Please e-mail me at Chambliss_jess@yahoo.com thx please help me my bf is going off... ;(

Jess - Réponse

The fixit PH00 is the wrong screw driver for this entire job. It did not fit in the screws, it was too pointy and caused screws to be rounded off.

mattrittgers - Réponse

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Using both hands, lift and remove the lower case off the upper case.
  • Using both hands, lift and remove the lower case off the upper case.

About midway along each edge is a snap. To release each snap, gently slide the flat edge of a Spudger under the lower case, then lift the lower case away.

jonathansturges - Réponse

I have an late 08 macbook pro and replaced my cd drive with a hd caddy and hard drive put in it. everything works but my wifi is saying no hardware installed. Bluetooth and camera working just the wifi isn't. Everything was working just find before i did this but now i cant get my wifi back on. I checked the cable looks to be inserted properly any one else had this happen or have any solutions ?

myjellio - Réponse

Having the same problem after this step with wifi not working anymore - it says “no airport card installed”… Any suggestions/fixes?

David Lassiter - Réponse

Remove any broken or damaged feet. Remove any pieces from the old foot that may have broken off in the foot hole. Use tweezers to peel up and remove the old adhesive tape from the foot pad.
  • Remove any broken or damaged feet.

  • Remove any pieces from the old foot that may have broken off in the foot hole.

  • Use tweezers to peel up and remove the old adhesive tape from the foot pad.

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Scrub the foot pad with adhesive remover to remove any remaining adhesive.
  • Scrub the foot pad with adhesive remover to remove any remaining adhesive.

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Wipe the foot pad with an alcohol prep pad to remove any residue left by the cleaner.
  • Wipe the foot pad with an alcohol prep pad to remove any residue left by the cleaner.

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Peel a replacement foot from the plastic backing.
  • Peel a replacement foot from the plastic backing.

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Align the new foot inside the foot pad. Make sure the alignment nub on the foot is lined up with the small hole near the perimeter of the pad. Lay the foot down while keeping it properly aligned.
  • Align the new foot inside the foot pad.

  • Make sure the alignment nub on the foot is lined up with the small hole near the perimeter of the pad.

  • Lay the foot down while keeping it properly aligned.

  • Check for proper alignment from the inside of the lower case. Use tweezers to slide the alignment nub so it lines up with the hole.

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Press the new foot down firmly with your finger and maintain pressure for 30 seconds to set the pressure sensitive adhesive.
  • Press the new foot down firmly with your finger and maintain pressure for 30 seconds to set the pressure sensitive adhesive.

  • Repeat the last six steps for any broken or damaged feet.

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Conclusion

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

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