Today in shop i replaced a keyboard and back light for Mac book Pro 13. When changing keyboard it is always a good idea to replace back light also in case it tears while disassemble. Here are some steps to take so that you can replace your keyboard without worry. This process takes some time to complete, so be sure to have a clean and clear work area with good lighting.
To begin make sure laptop is turned off completely. Once off turn over with laptop closed to see bottom cover. Then remove all screws, paying attention to where each screw goes.
Once all screws removed remove back cover.
First thing first, remove connector for battery along with screws. REMOVE BATTERY
Next with plastic tool remove CD ROM Ribbon, WiFi/Bluetooth Ribbon, Speaker connector and camera cable.
Next remove antenna cable and remove 5 screws to remove airport assembly and speaker.
Once removed you should see 3 screws holding CD ROM Drive in place. Remove them ans remove drive.
After removing fan we can then start on removing the rest of the connectors including display ribbon.
carefully remove mic after removing screws then slowly remove Board and set aside on static proof mat
Now to remove keyboard back light. I didn’t bother being gentle with it because i’m replacing this part. In most cases you will have to replace it because they tear or separate. After removing you will be able to see all screws holding keyboard in place. including 3 screw holding mic
Remove keyboard then replace.
Reassemble in reverse order. GOOD LUCK!!!
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