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.


4 months ago
Need bracket that goes on top of lcd that makes clutch bar close when closing lid


4 months ago


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


11 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?


13 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

1 year ago
@luca - yes they use the same part.


1 year 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

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