MacBook Unibody Model A1278 Access Door Replacement


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    • With the case closed, place the Unibody top-side down on a flat surface.

    • Depress the grooved side of the access door release latch enough to grab the free end. Lift the release latch until it is vertical.

    This is not a a1278 unibody MacBook Pro. A1278 MacBooks backs are one solid metal piece not two separate pieces. This guide is for a different MacBook Pro.

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    This guide isn’t for a pro; it’s a MacBook unibody.

    Nicholas -

    So, it turns out that Apple used the model code A1278 for quite a few different Mac models, including both Pro and non-Pro versions! This guide is for the non-Pro Macbooks. There’s also one for the Pro models with the same A1278 identifier.

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    • The access door should now be raised enough to lift it up and out of the Unibody.


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


Walter Galan

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Are there more than one A1278? Mine is the MacBook Pro 13” from 2010, which has no access door, but just a single body shell (613-8316-A)

Martin - crwdns2934203:0crwdne2934203:0

Yes there are multiple machines with the model identifier A1278. In fact all non retina 13“ MacBook Pro models share the same A1278 model identifier as well as the Late 2008 Aluminum MacBook. However only the Late 2008 MacBook has the split access door.

Carl Hauschke -



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