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MacBook Pro 17" (A1212)

Submitted By: powerbookmedic
Approved On: 9/10/09
Description: This take-apart guide is for the 17" MacBook Pro.

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Daniel York
9 months ago
I have a 2008 17 in Mac Book Pro. Working fine but the heat issue they all have, I closed the top it went to sleep... For good... Wont start, Chime or anything. I held down the power button and you could hear the hard drive start to spin up for about 3 seconds then with your ear to the computer can hear a faint beep and goes off. Pulled the ram 1 at a time and even switched them to see if that might be the problem. With both out it made a loud beep about every 5 seconds. Help... Do I need a new hard drive, Mother Board, Ram... Also what about the fans. Being 6 years old now do they need replacing? I will call you tomorrow so this may get answered but I am stuck. Thank you and thank you for the great videos you provide on this site. I work in Haiti and will need to order what you suggest to fix this computer.
JWSands
11 months ago
I have the 1212. Couple months ago, after working for a period of time, the screen would begin to get mosaic (corrupted squares on screen) in certain horizontal regions and then lock up. After a period of several weeks, the same would repeat, but at closer times to start-up. (I thought it was a corrupt video driver.) The severity of the mosaic and time from from start-up increased to where when I turn it on, it immediately goes to a mosaic pattern for a few seconds and then appears to shut down. The "Geek Squad" told me it was the logic board that needed replaced. Does that sound right to you and is there anything else that could be doing that?
benji12
1 year ago
hello, I have a problem, the pc starts with the ignition noise until the apple with the image and then turn off. It has done since he fell (50 cm ...) I tested without hard disk without ram, the problem does not change, what do you think? thank you
Powerbook Medic
1 year ago
@Mike - I would start with the magsafe board. That is responsible for the audio and sending power to the battery. Worst case would be the logic board.
Mike
1 year ago
I have a 17" Titanium. My audio no longer works, and even with a new battery, it doesn't power up unless plugged into power cable. What is the problem?
Powerbook Medic
1 year ago
@Sharrond - I would try to boot up from your install disk and see if there is an issue with your hard drive. You should also be able to hold down D on boot to run a system test
Sharrond
1 year ago
I love your website and assembly guides, because they have helped me throughout the years. I have a 17 MacBook Pro (A1151 Snow Leopard) that chimes and boots up to a superbly clean screen with an Apple logo, but the spinning wheel never starts spinning beneath the apple. Therefore, I cannnot get past the initial grey apple start screen. Do you have anything for sale that can help solve this?
Powerbook Medic
1 year ago
@Wayne - the product page for the left fan has many options depending on what model you have. You may have selected the wrong option or we may have accidentally sent you a different one. I'd advise contacting our customer support department and they'll help figure it out.
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