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  1. MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2010 Optical Drive Replacement, Optical Drive: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • For precautionary purposes, we advise that you disconnect the subwoofer connector from the logic board to avoid any electrical discharge. This step is optional and is not required.

    • Remove the soft padding that may be on top and gently pull the connector up out of its socket on the logic board.

    It is not necessary to remove the camera cable connector (step 5) or the camera cable connector (step 10). Simply push the camera cable gently aside to remove one of the three screws securing the optical drive (step 11). Gently wiggle the optical drive from under the camera cable connector and go to step 12. Less chance of ruining your motherboard!

    tomhart - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

    Absolutely. Leave it alone, you don’t need to run the risks of removing this cable, I did the replacement fine without it

    Steven Taylor -

    It does indeed come out of the connector, but the picture makes it hard to see how; the connector it goes into sits on top of the board—however, I, too, ripped mine off the board trying to remove it; I only got it out of the clip after I tore it off. SIMPLY DONT; it's unnecessary. I plan to solder it back if one of my Robotics club friends lets me borrow a soldering iron.

    Rachel - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

    Alors je déconseille très fortement de toucher ce connecteur, il est extrêmement fragile. De plus, cela n’a pas d’incidence sur la suite des opérations

    Laskoni - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

    The author needs to go back through this guide and correct lots of order mistakes. The fan was removed in steps 3-5 yet it’s still being shown installed in steps 19-22.

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  2. MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2010 Optical Drive Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • It will be necessary to slide the small clear plastic cable retainer (boxed in red) glued to the logic board out of the way before disconnecting the camera cable. Be careful not to break any components off the board as you slide it away from the camera cable connector.

    • Pull the camera cable connector toward the optical drive to disconnect it from the logic board.

    • This socket is metal and easily bent. Be sure to align the connector with its socket on the logic board before mating the two pieces.

    I just completed this replacement and there is no need to do this step, you can work around this cable pretty easily. Obviously you need to be careful "dancing" around it. But it's perfectly feasible and you don't risk to break stuff disconnecting it.

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  3. MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2010 Optical Drive Replacement: step 3, image 1 of 1
    • Use the flat end of a spudger to pry the optical drive connector straight up off the logic board.

  4. MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2010 Optical Drive Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • Use the flat end of a spudger to pry the hard drive connector straight up off the logic board.

  5. MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2010 Optical Drive Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the following screws securing the subwoofer to the upper case:

    • One 3.8 mm Phillips screw.

    • One 5 mm Phillips screw

    On my computer, the 3.8 mm screw was near the midpoint of the subwoofer (left-to-right in the photo) and near the bottom. The 5 mm screw was top right of the subwoofer.

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  6. MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2010 Optical Drive Replacement: step 6, image 1 of 2 MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2010 Optical Drive Replacement: step 6, image 2 of 2
    • The subwoofer is still connected to the right speaker, so don't completely remove it just yet.

    • Lift the subwoofer off the optical drive, and set it above the computer.

  7. MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2010 Optical Drive Replacement: step 7, image 1 of 2 MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2010 Optical Drive Replacement: step 7, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the two 10 mm Phillips screws securing the camera cable bracket to the upper case.

    • The leftmost screw may remain captive in the camera cable.

    • Lift the camera cable bracket out of the upper case.

  8. MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2010 Optical Drive Replacement: step 8, image 1 of 2 MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2010 Optical Drive Replacement: step 8, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the three 2.5 mm Phillips screws securing the optical drive to the upper case.

    • Lift the optical drive from its right edge and pull it out of the computer.

    Install 2 outside screws first and then single inside screw to allow wiggle room to get outside screws in. Do not tighten screws until all are started.

    JASON CULP - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

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

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Walter Galan

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Bonsoir. Le tuto est très clair, mais je voudrais savoir s’il est applicable sur la version 15” du MBP 10. Amicalement, Marc.

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