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The latch on my MacBook Pro broke

 
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devo
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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 10:11 pm    Post subject: The latch on my MacBook Pro broke Reply with quote

Nooooooooo! Crying or Very sad

It looks like I'll be heading into the city this weekend to get it fixed. The button is actually stuck deep into the case. I tried freeing it up through the holes on top with a paperclip, but I couldn't get it to release. Has this happened to anyone else here? Maybe I'm missing something about the mechanism. It's been a long day.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2009 2:26 pm    Post subject: DIY Reply with quote

Hi Devo,

Try ifixit if you're feeling brave.
It can be a bit daunting but it's not too difficult to take apart for a brief inspection...

http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Device/MacBook_Pro_15%22_Core_Duo

It's happened to me a couple of times when replacing HD's in Powerbooks - I didn't transfer the little sponge strip onto the new drive, but I believe the MBP is laid out differently inside.
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