Lower case is stuck

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by vbman213, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. vbman213 macrumors 6502

    Apr 13, 2010
    I removed the screws and it is not lifting off. It is held down near the left palm rest...
  2. jdwagner888 macrumors regular

    Feb 4, 2011
    just pull a bit harder. it has clips that help hold it in place in the middle.
  3. vbman213 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 13, 2010
    Thanks =)

    Worked like a charm. No damage.

    This was my first time opening a Macbook Pro and I wanted to get the feel for things and also clean my fans. I had a feeling they were a bit dusty...

    There was a film of dust on the "black/non-conductive" section of the lower case.

    I'm running a few degrees cooler now =)

    University Dorm Room + one-way central heating/air conditioning = LOTS OF DUST!

    My mac sounds much happier now =)

    Edit: How tight should the lower case screws be? I don't want them too tight and risk permanently bending the lower case or too loose and give the lower case too much "play and give"

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