소개

MacBook Pro not reading CDs? Use this guide to replace a burned-out optical drive.

  1. Remove the following ten screws securing the lower case to the upper case:
    • Remove the following ten screws securing the lower case to the upper case:

      • Three 13.5 mm (14.1 mm) Phillips screws.

      • Seven 3 mm Phillips screws.

  2. Using both hands, lift the lower case near the vent to pop it off two clips securing it to the upper case.
    • Using both hands, lift the lower case near the vent to pop it off two clips securing it to the upper case.

    • Remove the lower case and set it aside.

    • For certain repairs (e.g. hard drive), disconnecting the battery connector is not necessary but it prevents any accidental shorting of electronics on the motherboard. If you do not disconnect the battery connector, please be careful as parts of the motherboard might be electrified.

    • Use the edge of a spudger to pry the battery connector upwards from its socket on the logic board.

    • It is useful to pry upward on both short sides of the connector to "walk" it out of its socket.

    • Bend the battery cable slightly away from its socket on the logic board so it does not accidentally connect itself while you work.

    • Disconnect the camera cable connector from its socket on the logic board.

    • Do not lift up on the cable as you disconnect it from the logic board. Pull the cable parallel to the face of the logic board.

    • Use the flat end of a spudger to pry the AirPort/Bluetooth connector up from its socket on the logic board.

    • Use the flat end of a spudger to pry the optical drive connector up from its socket on the logic board.

    • Remove following two screws:

      • Take care, as these screws are unusually easy to strip. Apply firm pressure while unscrewing. Read comments before proceeding.

      • One 8.6 mm Phillips screw

      • One 3.9 mm Phillips screw

    • Carefully rotate the AirPort/Bluetooth board housing (with AirPort/Antenna cables still attached) out of the lower case.

    • Remove the three 3.5 mm T6 Torx screws securing the optical drive to the upper case.

    • Lift the optical drive near its connector and pull it away from the upper case to remove it from the computer.

    • Pull the optical drive cable out of the optical drive.

    • Be sure to pull by the edges of the connector, not by the cable itself.

    • Remove the two black Phillips #0 screws securing the small metal mounting bracket. Transfer this bracket to your new optical drive or hard drive enclosure.

    • Optical drive remains.

결론

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

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Many thanks for this superb resource. My 4 year old had actually shoved a couple of coins into the drive. I would never have had the guts to replace it myself without your help - by far the best on the web!

Roy Rashbrook - 답글

For anyone who has stripped a screw in step 8 this note might make your day. I stripped the longer screw using a #00 bit. I then took a 1.5mm flat head bit from the iFixit screwdriver kit and rocked it along the line of the flat head into the stripped screw head, with some pressure a few times and that created enough of a depression to easily remove the screw. There was even enough purchase to reinstall it securely so no need to hunt down a replacement screw.

nSomnius - 답글

I'd need to know where I could find the connector between the optical drive and the logicboard. I put my hdd in a caddie to put it instead of the optical drive but my macbook keep disconnecting it. Already changed the caddie so I guess that the connector is faulty.

Anyone ? :)

Found it ! But iFixit you should put a link to the other tutorial when you mention the connector in step 11 :D

martinbougaud - 답글

Right as rain! The comments were especially helpful, although so many stories about stripping screws had me concerned..but I used pressure, care, and voila… success without heartache! I made a template to keep track of the screws and it was very helpful. I did note my mounting bracket was held on by Phillips #00…reattaching was the hardest part, but that could have to do with the fact that I am a disabled Vietnam Vet (yeah, do the math). Thank you so much.

Pete Banks - 답글

Thank you very much for your work saving post.  Had this completed in 17 minutes from start to finish.

Ken Short - 답글

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