Track down a number of hardware problems using the MacBook Unibody Model A1342 Troubleshooting Guide.
There are a number of components in the MacBook Unibody Model A1342 that can be cost effectively upgraded.
- RAM: Model A1342 MacBooks can be upgraded to a blazing 8 GB of RAM.
- Hard Drive: You can upgrade the drive up to 750 GB.
- Battery: The battery is certainly replaceable, even though Apple doesn't consider it to be "user serviceable." Unscrew 14 screws, unplug the battery connector, and the battery can be removed!
Identification and Background
The MacBook Unibody Model A1342 was released in October 2009. It is rounder on the edges than other laptops in the MacBook line. This model has an LED-backlit display, a glossy palm rest and uses a multi-touch glass trackpad. The bottom of the this MacBook features a rubberized non-slip finish. It lacks Firewire and has a combined audio in/out port.
Use the laptop identification system to help you identify your machine. MacBooks tend to look very similar, and it's important to know which machine you have before ordering any replacement parts.
Here are the diagrams and schematics for the A1342.