Black plastic hinge cover replacement

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  1. Alexjones macrumors 6502

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    I need to replace the black plastic strip in the back of my 2011 macbook pro. Is this a big job or does it just snap off? I want to swap the one from my 2010 model
     
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  3. Dhelsdon macrumors 65816

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    Oh, I thought it might've been a part of the lcd replacement guide.
     
  4. shardey macrumors 6502a

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    Are you talking about the black piece that sits in front of the screen where it says MacBook pro?
     
  5. Alexjones, Aug 26, 2011
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    No. When you close the lid and look in the back. That long plastic strip that runs along the width just above the airflow opening.
     

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  6. randomrazr macrumors 65816

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    sowhats wrong with it? its 2011 notebook so apple can cover it
     
  7. Alexjones thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I knicked it. Nothing major
     
  8. Dhelsdon macrumors 65816

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    I would imagine it's just adhered to the aluminum with glue or something. Might do worse damage trying to remove it yourself..
     
  9. ArmanUV macrumors member

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    That black plastic is the hinge mechanism and it's attached to the screen. My MBP's hinge was making noises so I took it to an Apple Store. They told me that they need to replace the whole screen. The hinge is not replaceable on its own.
     
  10. JronMasteR macrumors 6502

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    You need to remove the complete display assembly. Once you did that, you can replace the clutch cover very easily.
     

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