One of the first things you'll have to do when repairing and opening up your MacBook Pro 17" Unibody is taking off the bottom case. This is where you'll access all of your guts. See how to remove the bottom case on a MacBook Pro 17" Unibody laptop.
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Repair a MacBook Pro 17" Unibody - Remove bottom case
In this PowerBook Medic video tutorial, learn how to remove the bottom case from a MacBook Pro Unibody. This is just one of the steps for the teardown procedure of the MacBook Pro with Intel Processor. Find more details on taking apart the MacBook Pro (A1287) in the repair guide.