Introduction

Ce tutoriel vous montre comment remplacer le SuperDrive de votre MacBook (SuperDrive SATA requis).

Retirez les huit vis Phillips 4 mm par lesquelles le boîtier inférieur est fixé au MacBook.
  • Retirez les huit vis Phillips 4 mm par lesquelles le boîtier inférieur est fixé au MacBook.

According to this page http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1651?viewl..., the 8 screws are not identical.

Can anybody tell me where each kind of screw is supposed to go?

Gregoire - Réponse

They are all 100% Identical. You were probably looking at a different model, or Apple has entered the wrong information... Hey, It happens...

weeowey weeowey -

The screws on the Late 2009 are identical. The blue lock compound might make tightening some require a little more effort.

svenaustx - Réponse

Can I replace it with a SATA 3 cable?

nm - Réponse

A1342 macbook does not have the right controller to support sata III

weeowey weeowey -

hi, i just got back from the apple store and they are really keen for me to upgrade to a new laptop since my battery is old and the screen is cracked, so glad i found ifixit i would love to upgrade this puppy! gonna make it a real sleeper! styler hall wrote about sticking 16 gb of ram in his a 1342 ? is this a simply mather of ordering 3 4gb sticks ?aslo i currently have 4 gb and would like to upgrade to 8 ( or indeed 16) does that mean i need to buy all new sticks or can i continue to use the old one and stick a new one next to it ?

thanks again mick van aar, perth western aus.

michelvanaar - Réponse

The A1342 will take up to 16 GB of RAM, however, there are only two RAM slots, so use two 8-GB RAM modules. Other World Computing (OWC) is a great reference source for info on exactly which RAM to use with which model; prices are usually much better on EBay though. Add an SSD from OWC and your machine will really scream!

I hope that helps!

gdesbrisay -

Gregoire is right. The 8 screws are absolutely NOT identical, I’m looking at them right now, weeowey weeowey.

John Guzman - Réponse

Le boîtier inférieur est construit en aluminium avec un revêtement en caoutchouc. Ne pliez pas trop l'aluminium lors du retrait, car une déformation permanente générerait des problèmes de tolérance après le remontage.
  • Le boîtier inférieur est construit en aluminium avec un revêtement en caoutchouc. Ne pliez pas trop l'aluminium lors du retrait, car une déformation permanente générerait des problèmes de tolérance après le remontage.

  • Soulevez légèrement le boîtier arrière au niveau de la fente.

  • Continuez à faire courir vos doigts entre les boîtiers inférieur et supérieur jusqu'à ce que le boîtier supérieur se dégage des clips de fixation.

  • La position de ces trois clips est indiquée dans la troisième photographie.

Do the retaining clips have to be re-engaged when replacing the lower case?

John Morley - Réponse

Answering my own question, the clips re-engage when the lower case is correctly positioned. You can help them by gently pressing the lower case with your thumbs midway along the two short sides. When everything is correctly aligned the eight screw holes line up.

John Morley -

Rather than running your fingernail down the sides to free up the retaining clips, I found that using an old credit card, inserted about 1/4”, to run along the left and right side popped those end retaining clips right off with no problem. You may need to twist the card slightly when in the middle area to help pop those off.

bdahl385 - Réponse

  • Pour des raisons de précaution, nous conseillons de déconnecter le connecteur de la batterie de la carte mère pour éviter une décharge électrique. Cette étape est facultative et non obligatoire.

  • Avec l'extrémité plate d'une spatule (spudger), soulevez le connecteur de la batterie de sa prise sur la carte mère.

  • Il est peut-être plus facile de soulever les deux côtés du connecteur avec vos ongles.

you do not need to remove the battery when replacing the hard drive or ram

brilldoctor - Réponse

beware not to lift the connector to close of the angle, as the picture suggest it. It might broke the angle. Attack by the middle.

naamol - Réponse

Not necessary?

hikkymemo - Réponse

Be careful of the corner of the battery cable connector when trying to pry it off with the spudge. I knocked the corner of mine. No operational impact but was not very pleasing!

jljordanweb - Réponse

Not necessary, but a good idea, so as to avoid any spurious charges going through the boards...

svenaustx - Réponse

@Svenaustx - What could happen if not removing this battery? Worst case? Not a geek on this but did change RAM on my Macbook Pro "15. Can't remember disconneting the battery back then. Shouldn't it be sufficient shutting the Mac off and ensure it has been used for an hour or so before replacing RAM?

Allan Clarke -

i used a metal pry and noticed some sparking when i disconnected the battery. replaced ram. now it wont turn on. did i fry it?

Ian Lynch - Réponse

  • Retirez les vis suivantes de la grille d'aération arrière, du côté du lecteur optique :

    • Deux vis Torx T8 10 mm

    • Deux vis Phillips 5 mm

Hi, i have an issue with the screw in the middle: it is blocked and the top is now damaged... Any suggestion?

Corrado - Réponse

I have a problem with the two middle screws

Harlan Shannon - Réponse

  • Retirez les vis suivantes de la grille d'aération arrière, du côté du port :

    • Deux vis Torx T8 10 mm

    • Deux vis Phillips 5 mm

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  • Sortez avec précaution la grille d'aération arrière du boîtier supérieur.

you can actually stop disassembling now and try to replace it now. after removing two t6 screws it came off pretty easily

grze - Réponse

Good tip, thanks! I skipped ahead to step 17 and had no problem getting the magsafe board out from under the logic board and the new one installed. Saves a lot of work disconnecting connectors indicated as Fragile!

matt15 -

Thank You! Saved me an hour or so of work and a lot of stress!

15sweyandt -

I also did Step 6, then skipped to Step 17 & 18. Once I had the display data cable off, I could remove the 2 T6 Torx screws holding the MagSafe board on and remove it. You can reach under the logic board with the point of the spudger to work the cable out of the socket. Note how you maneuver the board out of the tight space so you can maneuver it back in. When you put the new MagSafe board in, plug in the cable first. If you bend the wires so the plug approaches the socket at the appropriate angle, you can nudge it in with the pointed end of the spudger.

hpendleton -

Thanks a lot for this hint! You saved my macbook, when I failed to unscrew the fan because of one completely destroyed screw. Thanks to your comment I skipped steps 7-16 and went straight to replacing the magsafe board without problems. The spudger and some 3D imagination and done,

Sebastian M -

  • Retirez la vis Phillips 12 mm par laquelle le haut de l'enceinte arrière est fixé au boîtier supérieur.

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  • Retirez la vis Phillips 2,2 mm insérée horizontalement à l'intérieur du lecteur optique.

Finding this screw wasn't easy

Leonardo Echeverria - Réponse

Where did you find that Screwdriver?

jesusalbaregidor - Réponse

  • À l'aide de l'extrémité plate d'un spudger, faites levier sur le connecteur du câble-ruban AirPort/Bluetooth pour le débrancher de la carte mère.

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  • À l'aide de l'extrémité plate d'un spudger, faites levier sur le connecteur du haut-parleur arrière pour le débrancher de la carte mère.

  • Faites levier sous les câbles.

  • Ce connecteur est très fragile et peut se rompre facilement.

Step 10. If you are having difficulty with the small connector, insert something thin and long underneath it (preferably not metal, as you can scratch the motherboard that way). There is some space under it that you can use to get it loose.

Remember, the amount of force required to loosen it is very small. Take a break if necessary if you are getting frustrated.

Stephen Eilert - Réponse

I would recommend not removing this as part of this step. You can easily slide the drive under the speaker wire -- just lift it from the side with two screws carefully.

Matt Mastracci - Réponse

i just broke the connector! Be very carefully here. Needed to sold the speaker cabels then...

rafa74 - Réponse

I broke it, obviously... I tried to put it back; it seems to be solid enought, but the speaker now sounds really bad(low and noisy-undefined). Any ideas on how to fix it?

gl84 - Réponse

Same here. I broke it too, tried to glue it back and have sound, luckily, but very bad quality. THIS STEP IS UNNECESSARY!

Jens Lubbadeh - Réponse

This step has been very badly explained. I too have now broken my speaker connection. As others have said, you're just trying to lift the cable up NOT "PRY THE SPEAKER CONNECTOR UP OFF THE LOGIC BOARD" as instructed here! Doing this will break the soldered connection to the board. Now I need to take it to a professional for a solder repair.

Nick - Réponse

Hi There, broke the connector.

I could not remove the cable even with the broken off connector.

Soldered it back on, low wattage and very little tin needed.

When putting the drive back in, I found that the loudspeaker cable could easily fit under the drive holder.

So, in future in case of problems with the drive, no more broken off connectors..

vos474 - Réponse

Do not try to remove that connector ! It is too much fragile. As other users did, I broke it … And I don’t know if it will be possible to repair it.

Jean-Pierre Giovanni - Réponse

Same here, I was very careful, but the connector broke off, of course. Tried to glue it back, but now the sound it very low, noisy, almost useless. Any idea to fix it? :)

szezo - Réponse

  • Avec précaution, faites pivoter l'ensemble du haut-parleur (avec les câbles AirPort/d'antenne toujours connectés) hors du boîtier inférieur.

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  • À l'aide de l'extrémité plate d'un spudger, faites levier sur le connecteur du lecteur optique pour le débrancher de la carte mère.

The connector broke while removing it... be careful

Leonardo Echeverria - Réponse

  • Retirez la vis Phillips 4,5 mm par laquelle le support du lecteur optique est fixé au boîtier supérieur, près du ventilateur.

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  • Retirez les deux vis Phillips 2,5 mm par lesquelles le lecteur optique est fixé au boîtier supérieur, près de l'ouverture du lecteur optique.

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  • Saisissez le lecteur optique près de son connecteur et tirez-le hors du boîtier supérieur pour le sortir de l'ordinateur.

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  • Retirez le connecteur du câble du lecteur optique de celui-ci.

Don't forget to put this connector on the new enclosure!

Gregoire - Réponse

  • Retirez les deux vis Phillips #0 noires qui sécurisent la petite attache en métal. Transférez cette attache sur votre nouveau lecteur optique ou SSD.

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Conclusion

Pour remonter votre appareil, suivez les mêmes instructions dans l'ordre inverse.

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Step 16, check that your new drive has the optical drive bracket from step 13. If not, transfer the optical drive bracket from step 13 to your new drive.

aliautaud - Réponse

Step 4-5 There is a screw in the center of the bar that looks like it might not be a hold down. It is. Be sure to remove it along with the other screws at each end of the bar per step 4 & 5 instructions.

Steven Keplinger - Réponse

Step 4-5

There is a screw in the center of the bar that must be removed, in addition to the screws noted in the instructions for step 4 and step 5. It looks like the bar might go over the screw. It doesn't. The center screw holds the bar down. Remove it.

Steven Keplinger - Réponse

FYI, I replaced the drive and tried to cut a corner by not replacing the screw in step 8. This was a big mistake as it vibrated horribly even when level and still. Once I replaced the screw, the vibration was almost non-existent.

Nate - Réponse

Could I remove the drive completely and still use the computer?

skully557 - Réponse

Yes. You can replace it with another optical drive, replace it with an adapter containing a hard disk or leave the space empty if you wish. Obviously you would lose functionality but you would save a little weight.

John Morley -

hi,

i just removed the drive put of my 2009 MacBook pro, physically bought drives are the same except for the bracket so i did changed that one, but the plugs going into the drive are the same but the connector to the board are different so i used the cable that belongs to my a1342 . after starting up the computer i can insert and eject discs, they spin around but i still can't burn or play anything, can you perhaps tell me what to do, can i expect the same if i replace the dive with a drive from a a1342 ?thanks,mick

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