How To: Replace the Upper Case in a 13″ MacBook Pro Unibody

Replacing the Upper Case in a 13″ Macbook Pro Unibody is a big job, but don’t let that scare you away! This video will show you the process of replacing the Upper Case in a 13″ Unibody Macbook Pro. In this video we used the 2011 version but the repair is similar in the earlier models. Make sure to follow the step by step guide for your specific model on our site here: www.ifixit.com You can find all the tools you will need to do this repair on this page www.ifixit.com

This is an unboxing and overview of the 2011 MacBook Pro. Here are some more specs on the specific model – 15-inch: 2.2 GHz 2.2GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 4GB 1333MHz 750GB 5400-rpm1 Intel HD Graphics 3000 AMD Radeon HD 6750M with 1GB GDDR5 Built-in battery (7 hours)
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50 thoughts on “How To: Replace the Upper Case in a 13″ MacBook Pro Unibody

  1. revinriley says:

    I would pay Apple to fix this, too much for me to handle. Plus, what do you do when you put it all back together, push the power button, then nothing happens….who agrees?

  2. ThexBorg says:

    Hmmmm really I do not see any value of this deconstruction process regardless of whether it is an activity of ‘repair’. ‘don’t really need a screw tray?’ 50+ screws of different kinds… Replacing them in order? Or perhaps re-gluing the speaker in place? Or perhaps re-gluing the cables behind the hdd? Really it’s a nice video bit again it’s easy to have a barrier of responsibility via an ‘instructional’ video. Nice as it is… Apple would probably replace the MacBook with a small fee and replac

  3. frankyman321 says:

    @2nukes1city, that’s so weird! Im getting a MacBook tomorow for that exact reason! I’ve done research and seeing as your really looking for the same kinda thing in a laptop as I am, I recommend you go for the 13 inch MacBook pro, my friends have one and I’ve tried it, if you want gaming and browsing power, its got all you would need and more, And with a surprisingly big screen! The bigger screens are jus ridiculous, you don’t need a movie theatre on your lap! 🙂

  4. 2nukes1city says:

    I am thinking of getting the 13 inch lowest one, I want to do some browsing and play minecraft. Anyone tell me what i would get fancy normal smoothing light on with optifine, How many fps would i get?

  5. RedJimmy3 says:

    @SwordsmasterMarth It really depends on what you’re studying. If you’re doing CAD stuff [Architecture and/or Engineering], Video or Audio editing, go for the MacBook Pro [15″ at least]. The 13″ is just not practical for those functions: You need the screen space. If you’re just doing something like Literature, Philosophy or anything else that will just require word processing and research on the web, then go for the Air. It is a heap of fun and ultra-portable. What are you studying by the way?

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