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My First Repair: A Nice Challenge

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MacBook Core Duo

MacBook Core Duo Hard Drive Replacement

MacBook Core Duo Hard Drive Replacement

5 - 30 minutes

Easy

Mon problème

Replace logic board; replace HDD with SSD; move HDD to optical bay; upgrade RAM.

Ma solution

All in all, everything went well. Considering that this was my first repair ever, it took me much longer (4-6 hours) than indicated (40-60 mins). Also, during the repair I had to watch a couple of video tutorials on YouTube, because sometimes the guides alone weren't sufficient.

Mon conseil

To anyone who's going to do this repair, make sure you also get a 5.5 mm Phillips screwdriver. During the repair I came across a step which required this particular screwdriver, but I didn't have one since it wasn't mentioned on the list of required tools of the logic board replacement guide.

Furthermore, there is a Phillips #1 Screwdriver listed as a required tool for this repair, but I didn't use it since I managed to carry out that particular step using a Phillips #00 Screwdriver instead.

Also, at the end of the logic board replacement guide it says: "To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order". This is slightly misleading, simply because in doing so you would omit a very important step, namely to apply new thermal paste first. Therefore, I would advise to either include or refer to the 'Applying Thermal Paste' guide at the end of the logic board replacement guide.

Image Spudger
Spudger

$3.99

Image Phillips #1 Screwdriver
Phillips #1 Screwdriver

$6.99

Image Mac mini Logic Board Removal Tool
Mac mini Logic Board Removal Tool

$4.99

Image Magnetic Project Mat
Magnetic Project Mat

$19.99

Image TR6 Torx Security Screwdriver
TR6 Torx Security Screwdriver

$6.99

Image MacBook Pro 13" Unibody (Mid 2012) 2.9 GHz Logic Board
MacBook Pro 13" Unibody (Mid 2012) 2.9 GHz Logic Board

$299.99

Image Arctic Silver Thermal Paste
Arctic Silver Thermal Paste

$8.99

Image Arctic Silver ArctiClean
Arctic Silver ArctiClean

$7.99

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