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MacBook Pro 17" Models A1151 A1212 A1229 and A1261 Logic Board Replacement

Replace the motherboard in your MacBook Pro 17" Models A1151 A1212 A1229 and A1261.

  • Autor: iRobot
  • Tempo estimado: 1 - 3 horas
  • Dificuldade: Difícil

This motherboard includes all ports on the right side.

Passo 1 Logic Board  ¶ 

Disconnect the ten indicated connectors from the logic board. If you have a MacBook Pro 17" Model A1229 or A1212, the connectors have different positions and are highlighted in the second and third pictures. If you have a MacBook Pro 17" Model A1229 or A1212, the connectors have different positions and are highlighted in the second and third pictures.

Passo 1 Logic Board  ¶ 

  • Disconnect the ten indicated connectors from the logic board.

  • If you have a MacBook Pro 17" Model A1229 or A1212, the connectors have different positions and are highlighted in the second and third pictures.

Passo 2  ¶ 

Rotate the large display data cable to the left and disconnect the small right thermal sensor cable beneath.

Passo 2  ¶ 

  • Rotate the large display data cable to the left and disconnect the small right thermal sensor cable beneath.

  • If you have the A1261 model, the right thermal sensor cable is located next to the right fan connector.

Passo 3  ¶ 

Remove the single black T6 Torx screw securing the clear plastic shield over the right ambient light sensor.

Passo 3  ¶ 

  • Remove the single black T6 Torx screw securing the clear plastic shield over the right ambient light sensor.

  • Lift the clear plastic shield off the right ambient light sensor.

Passo 4  ¶ 

Peel up the orange Kapton tape securing the right thermal sensor cable to the logic board.

Passo 4  ¶ 

  • Peel up the orange Kapton tape securing the right thermal sensor cable to the logic board.

Passo 5  ¶ 

Remove the following twelve screws:

Passo 5  ¶ 

  • Remove the following twelve screws:

  • Seven 6.5 mm T6 Torx screws.

  • Two 7.6 mm T6 Torx screws securing the battery connector to the lower case.

  • Three 7.8 mm T6 Torx screws.

Passo 6  ¶ 

Lift up the left side of the logic board and disconnect the multi-colored power connector from the bottom of the board.

Passo 6  ¶ 

  • Lift up the left side of the logic board and disconnect the multi-colored power connector from the bottom of the board.

Passo 7  ¶ 

Grasp the logic board at the left side and at the thin section near the right fan, and rotate the logic board out of the lower case.

Passo 7  ¶ 

  • Grasp the logic board at the left side and at the thin section near the right fan, and rotate the logic board out of the lower case.

Passo 8  ¶ 

If the right speaker assembly remains attached to the logic board, hold the logic board with one hand and slide the speaker up slightly to free it from the logic board.

Passo 8  ¶ 

  • If the right speaker assembly remains attached to the logic board, hold the logic board with one hand and slide the speaker up slightly to free it from the logic board.

Passo 9  ¶ 

Release the tabs on each side of the RAM chip at the same time.  These tabs lock the chip in place and releasing them will cause the chip to "pop" up.

Passo 9  ¶ 

  • Release the tabs on each side of the RAM chip at the same time. These tabs lock the chip in place and releasing them will cause the chip to "pop" up.

  • Pull the chip directly out from its connector.

  • If there are two RAM chips installed, repeat the above procedure for the second chip.

Passo 10  ¶ 

Disconnect the multi-colored battery connector from the logic board.

Passo 10  ¶ 

  • Disconnect the multi-colored battery connector from the logic board.

  • To properly reassemble your MacBook Pro, you'll have to clean off and replace the thermal compound from the three chips shown here. Use our Applying Thermal Paste Guide to prepare the processor and heat sink surfaces.