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Introduzione

Use this guide to replace the hard drive bracket nearest the front edge of your MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Late 2008 and Early 2009. This bracket also contains the infrared sleep sensor and its cable.

  1. MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Late 2008 and Early 2009 Hard Drive Bracket with Sleep Sensor Replacement, Access Door: passo 1, immagine 1 di 2 MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Late 2008 and Early 2009 Hard Drive Bracket with Sleep Sensor Replacement, Access Door: passo 1, immagine 2 di 2
    • 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.

  2. MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Late 2008 and Early 2009 Hard Drive Bracket with Sleep Sensor Replacement: passo 2, immagine 1 di 1
    • The access door should now be raised enough to lift it up and out of the Unibody.

  3. MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Late 2008 and Early 2009 Hard Drive Bracket with Sleep Sensor Replacement, Battery: passo 3, immagine 1 di 1
    • 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.

  4. MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Late 2008 and Early 2009 Hard Drive Bracket with Sleep Sensor Replacement, Lower Case: passo 4, immagine 1 di 1
    • 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.

  5. MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Late 2008 and Early 2009 Hard Drive Bracket with Sleep Sensor Replacement: passo 5, immagine 1 di 1
    • Using both hands, lift and remove the lower case off the upper case.

  6. MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Late 2008 and Early 2009 Hard Drive Bracket with Sleep Sensor Replacement, Optical Drive: passo 6, immagine 1 di 1
    • Disconnect the camera cable by pulling the male end straight away from its socket.

  7. MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Late 2008 and Early 2009 Hard Drive Bracket with Sleep Sensor Replacement: passo 7, immagine 1 di 1
    • Deroute the camera data cable from the channel in the optical drive.

  8. MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Late 2008 and Early 2009 Hard Drive Bracket with Sleep Sensor Replacement: passo 8, immagine 1 di 1
    • Use a spudger to pry the optical drive connector straight up off the logic board.

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    • Remove two 8 mm Phillips screws securing the camera cable bracket to the upper case.

    • The rightmost screw may remain captive in the camera cable.

    • Lift the camera cable bracket out from the upper case.

  10. MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Late 2008 and Early 2009 Hard Drive Bracket with Sleep Sensor Replacement: passo 10, immagine 1 di 1
    • Remove the following three Phillips screws securing the optical drive to the upper case:

    • One 3.5 mm Phillips screw.

    • Two 2.5 mm Phillips screws.

  11. MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Late 2008 and Early 2009 Hard Drive Bracket with Sleep Sensor Replacement: passo 11, immagine 1 di 1
    • Lift the optical drive from its left edge and pull it out of the computer.

  12. MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Late 2008 and Early 2009 Hard Drive Bracket with Sleep Sensor Replacement, Subwoofer & Right Speaker: passo 12, immagine 1 di 1
    • Using the flat end of a spudger, pry the subwoofer connector straight up off the logic board.

  13. MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Late 2008 and Early 2009 Hard Drive Bracket with Sleep Sensor Replacement: passo 13, immagine 1 di 1
    • Remove the following four screws securing the subwoofer and right speaker to the upper case:

    • Two 3.2 mm Phillips screws.

    • One 2.6 mm Phillips screw.

    • One 5 mm Phillips screw.

  14. MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Late 2008 and Early 2009 Hard Drive Bracket with Sleep Sensor Replacement: passo 14, immagine 1 di 1
    • Lift the subwoofer and right speaker assembly out of the upper case.

  15. MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Late 2008 and Early 2009 Hard Drive Bracket with Sleep Sensor Replacement, Hard Drive Cable: passo 15, immagine 1 di 1
    • Remove the single Phillips screw securing the hard drive bracket to the upper case.

    • This screw is captive in the hard drive bracket.

  16. MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Late 2008 and Early 2009 Hard Drive Bracket with Sleep Sensor Replacement: passo 16, immagine 1 di 1
    • Lift the hard drive by its plastic pull tab and remove the freed hard drive bracket.

  17. MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Late 2008 and Early 2009 Hard Drive Bracket with Sleep Sensor Replacement: passo 17, immagine 1 di 1
    • Lift the hard drive out of its supports and disconnect the SATA cable by pulling the connector straight away from the hard drive.

  18. MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Late 2008 and Early 2009 Hard Drive Bracket with Sleep Sensor Replacement: passo 18, immagine 1 di 1
    • Remove the following 5 screws securing the mid wall to the upper case:

    • Three 10.5 mm Phillips screws.

    • Two 3.7 mm Phillips screws.

    • Lift the mid wall out of the upper case.

  19. MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Late 2008 and Early 2009 Hard Drive Bracket with Sleep Sensor Replacement: passo 19, immagine 1 di 1
    • Lift the mid wall out of the upper case.

  20. MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Late 2008 and Early 2009 Hard Drive Bracket with Sleep Sensor Replacement: passo 20, immagine 1 di 1
    • Use a spudger to pry the hard drive cable connector straight up off the logic board.

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    • Peel the hard drive cable from the adhesive securing it to the upper case, and maneuver the plastic retaining block out of the upper case.

  22. MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Late 2008 and Early 2009 Hard Drive Bracket with Sleep Sensor Replacement, Hard Drive Bracket with Sleep Sensor: passo 22, immagine 1 di 2 MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Late 2008 and Early 2009 Hard Drive Bracket with Sleep Sensor Replacement, Hard Drive Bracket with Sleep Sensor: passo 22, immagine 2 di 2
    • Use the pointed end of a spudger to flip the lock on the ZIF connector.

  23. MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Late 2008 and Early 2009 Hard Drive Bracket with Sleep Sensor Replacement: passo 23, immagine 1 di 1
    • Pull the hard drive bracket cable out of its socket.

  24. MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Late 2008 and Early 2009 Hard Drive Bracket with Sleep Sensor Replacement: passo 24, immagine 1 di 3 MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Late 2008 and Early 2009 Hard Drive Bracket with Sleep Sensor Replacement: passo 24, immagine 2 di 3 MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Late 2008 and Early 2009 Hard Drive Bracket with Sleep Sensor Replacement: passo 24, immagine 3 di 3
    • Peel the connector side of the sleep sensor cable up from the adhesive securing it to the upper case.

    • Be especially careful peeling the folded section of the cable, and peeling around corners. These areas are more susceptible to damage.

  25. MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Late 2008 and Early 2009 Hard Drive Bracket with Sleep Sensor Replacement: passo 25, immagine 1 di 1
    • Remove the two 5 mm Phillips #00 screws securing the hard drive bracket to the upper case.

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    • Insert the tip of the spudger between the hard drive bracket and the front edge of the upper case to free it from its recess.

  27. MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Late 2008 and Early 2009 Hard Drive Bracket with Sleep Sensor Replacement: passo 27, immagine 1 di 1
    • After ensuring that the cable is freed of all adhesive, remove the hard drive bracket and sleep sensor assembly from the upper case.

    • If your new bracket cable is not pre-folded, use the old one as a guide to crease it for proper fit in your MacBook.

Conclusione

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

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