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Speaker Replacement on a 15" Macbook Pro Core Duo A1226

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MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Models A1226 and A1260

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MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Models A1226 and A1260 Speakers Replacement

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Mon problème

The right speaker had blown on my computer suddenly and was buzzing quite badly.

Ma solution

I am well experienced with repairing MAC computers and had all the necessary tools so the repair went as expected. It took the better part of an hour to complete the repair and get the machine back together. Only one screw was a bit difficult to remove but the repair went very well otherwise.

Mon conseil

Best advice - Print off the directions and tape the screws to the papers exactly as you remove them. This makes for a no confusion repair and an easy way to put them back in exactly the same hole they came out of. Certainly invest in a spudger if you don't have one. Make yourself a good work area. Plenty of light and a safe and static free place to place the components when they are removed. Use a tweezers to take out the tiny screws. You don't want them to get lost under a board or to cross a connection or blow a circuit.

I probably ought to have had a bit of extra orange tape for this repair as the tape did not want to lay back down after years of holding tight. Instructions on applying the thermal paste would have been nice attached as an optional step to the repair. I simply didn't think of looking it up prior to the repair.

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Spudger

$3.99

Image Arctic Silver Thermal Paste
Arctic Silver Thermal Paste

$8.99

Image MacBook Pro 15" (Model A1226) Speakers
MacBook Pro 15" (Model A1226) Speakers

$14.99

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