This is an official 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.


3 months ago
I think this video is for a different model. My A1286 has a single piece for the bottom, not the separate pieces.


4 months ago
My mid 2010 macbook pro 15.4 will start up with no desktop for 5 seconds and then it will click and shut down. Is this a battery problem or motherboard?


6 months ago
Hi, I am looking to rePlace the toP case keyboard assembly on my late 2008 15" unibody since the 0, P, semicolon, forward slash, and enter keys are not working and the track Pad only clicks in certain areas. My question is for the install on this, is it necessary to do a comPlete disassemble as in the video. Thank you.

Powerbook Medic

8 months ago
@luca - yes they use the same part.


8 months ago
Hi, I'm trying to replace the keyboard on a MacBook Pro late 2008 a1286. I've found a keyboard that fits the early 2009, can I use it?

Powerbook Medic

8 months ago
@Kathy - it is possible the tension screw on the bottom side needs to be loosened or it may have just gone bad.


8 months ago
I have a MacBook Pro 2008 A1286 and I just lost the ability to use the click below the trackpad. Can you suggest what the solution might be.

Powerbook Medic

11 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.
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