This is an official Powerbookmedic.com take-apart manual for the 15" MacBook Pro Unibody with model number A1286. Be careful not to get this confused with the older non-Unibody model.

Powerbook Medic

3 months ago
@Carl - It sounds like there is a short somewhere. The airport card is inside the display on these models with the iSight cable carrying the signal to the logic board. It is most likely the iSight cable is getting pinched or is damaged in the hinge area. You'll unfortunately have to open it up to see. You may want to have a professional diagnosis it to be sure.

Carl

3 months ago
I have an A1286 and recently the wifi suddenly stops working being unable to switch it on or off! Then in task bar it shows a greyed out wifi triangle with a X in it and when you click on it it says "Wi-Fi: No hardware installed". It sometimes comes back with a reboot and pram reset but not for long. The ethernet is fine. Is my wifi/bluetooth card fried or could there be a loose connection? Thanks

Powerbook Medic

3 months ago
@Anonymous6467 - it is most likely the optical drive cable is not plugged in well or was torn. I'd check that first, it is a cheap fix, otherwise it may be the drive itself.

Anonymous6467

2 months ago
I Have a Macbook Pro A1286. And The Cd Tray Doesn't Work or There's No Power There. What Can I Do?

Fausto Pruiett

3 months ago
This article is a great example of informational content I enjoy reading. It's just the kind of original content that provokes thought in the reader.

Powerbook Medic

13 months ago
@Dan - all A1286 models are unibodies. The glass must be carefully removed to get to the LCD. It is highly recommended to send this in for repair if the glass is not broken as it is very tricky to remove your first time.

Dan

11 months ago
order # was 275181

Dan Middlebrooks

11 months ago
I have a mid 2010 1286 2.53 i5 but it is not unibody. How do I remove the LCD to replace it. I purchased from you but can't figure it out. other option is send my lcd and laptop to you.
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