Is it easy to replace the bottom metal case for MBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by airfang, Apr 20, 2007.

  1. airfang macrumors regular

    Apr 12, 2007
    Just bought the MBP

    a friend went over to take a look but he accidentally tried to pick up the huge thing by only holding the wristrest part, that was when I heard a little crack sound...

    Through later on inspection I found that the leftside of bottom metal case is (very) slightly bent out of the frame, around 0.1-0.2 mm as I see it.

    Not very annoying and I think I can survive that, also just curious if it is a major surgery for MBP to replace its bottom case.
  2. buglove macrumors newbie

    Apr 20, 2007
    It sounds like the inner frame broke loose from the outer body.
    Unfortunatly it IS major work to replace the lower case. You would have to completely dissemble the unit. If everything is still working well, I would not worry to much. But what every you do. Please do not try to bend it back. You may damage the MLB depending where and how the inner frame broke loose.
    Good luck.
  3. Temujin macrumors 6502a


    Oct 1, 2005
    Where would you get the replacement bottom half?
  4. airfang thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 12, 2007
    I think if your good at this urself u can get bottom case from etc.

    Otherwise Apple store should have such replacement..
  5. airfang thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 12, 2007
    Thx for the info, I was just thinking that if it will come back to normal by loosening the lower-left screw a little bit (by a genius at apple store of course)

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