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MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Early 2011 Display Replacement

Replace a broken display assembly on your Early 2011 MacBook Pro 15" Unibody.

  • Autore: Walter Galan
  • Stima il tempo: 45 minuti - 3 ore
  • Difficoltà: Difficile

Replacing a broken display assembly gives you a new LCD, front glass, display enclosure, iSight camera, and new AirPort antennas.

Passo 1 Display  ¶ 

Remove the 8.6 mm Phillips screw securing the antenna/camera cable retainer to the upper case. Remove the antenna/camera cable retainer from the upper case.

Passo 1 Display  ¶ 

  • Remove the 8.6 mm Phillips screw securing the antenna/camera cable retainer to the upper case.

  • Remove the antenna/camera cable retainer from the upper case.

  • During reassembly, place the nearby metal grounding tab on top of the hole that the Phillips screw goes into, and then install the screw.

Passo 2  ¶ 

Remove two of the three 6 mm T6 Torx screws securing the right side of the display to the upper case.

Passo 2  ¶ 

  • Remove two of the three 6 mm T6 Torx screws securing the right side of the display to the upper case.

  • We purposely have you leave one screw attaching the display to the upper case to aid in future steps.

  • Before reinstalling the screw nearest to the corner of the case, make sure the nearby metal grounding tab doesn't get caught under the hinge.

Passo 3  ¶ 

Grab the plastic pull tab secured to the display data cable lock and rotate it up and over the connector, toward the DC-In side of the computer. Pull the display data cable straight back (not up) out of its socket on the logic board. Do not lift up on the display data cable, as its socket is very fragile. Pull the cable parallel to the face of the logic board.

Passo 3  ¶ 

  • Grab the plastic pull tab secured to the display data cable lock and rotate it up and over the connector, toward the DC-In side of the computer.

  • Pull the display data cable straight back (not up) out of its socket on the logic board.

  • Do not lift up on the display data cable, as its socket is very fragile. Pull the cable parallel to the face of the logic board.

Passo 4  ¶ 

Remove the 8.6 mm Phillips screw securing the display data cable retainer to the upper case. Remove the display data cable retainer from the upper case.

Passo 4  ¶ 

  • Remove the 8.6 mm Phillips screw securing the display data cable retainer to the upper case.

  • Remove the display data cable retainer from the upper case.

Passo 5  ¶ 

Remove two of the three 6 mm T6 Torx screws securing the left side of the display to the upper case.

Passo 5  ¶ 

  • Remove two of the three 6 mm T6 Torx screws securing the left side of the display to the upper case.

  • We purposely have you leave one screw attaching the display to the upper case to aid in future steps.

  • The display assembly and MacBook body can be subtly misaligned on reassembly. With all six T6 Torx screws in place and the notebook closed, check for alignment. Loosen these six screws to correct the alignment if necessary, and then re-tighten them.

Passo 6  ¶ 

Open your MacBook Pro so the display is perpendicular to the upper case.

Passo 6  ¶ 

  • Open your MacBook Pro so the display is perpendicular to the upper case.

  • Place your opened MacBook Pro on a table as pictured.

  • While holding the display and upper case together with your left hand, remove the remaining T6 Torx screw from the upper display bracket.

Passo 7  ¶ 

Be sure to hold the display and upper case together with your left hand. Failure to do so may cause the freed display/upper case to fall, potentially damaging each component.

Passo 7  ¶ 

  • Be sure to hold the display and upper case together with your left hand. Failure to do so may cause the freed display/upper case to fall, potentially damaging each component.

  • Remove the last remaining T6 Torx screw securing the display to the upper case.

Passo 8  ¶ 

Grab the upper case with your right hand and rotate it slightly toward the top of the display so the upper display bracket clears the edge of the upper case. Rotate the display slightly away from the upper case. Lift the display up and away from the upper case, minding any brackets or cables that may get caught.

Passo 8  ¶ 

  • Grab the upper case with your right hand and rotate it slightly toward the top of the display so the upper display bracket clears the edge of the upper case.

  • Rotate the display slightly away from the upper case.

  • Lift the display up and away from the upper case, minding any brackets or cables that may get caught.