Identifying the Mac Book Pro inch Core Duo and GHz

Below are views of the MacBook Pro (17-inch, 17-inch Core 2 Duo and 17-inch 2.4GHz), with identifying features. The different iSight LEDs among models is covered in the previous section. Left side MagSafe magnetic power connector with two USB ports and ExpressCard. Right side Security lock slot USB, FireWire 400, FireWire 800, Ethernet and DVI video ports Right side Security lock slot USB, FireWire 400, FireWire 800, Ethernet and DVI video ports MacBook Pro (17-inch, Core 2 Duo & 2.4GHz)...

The computer will not power on no sleep light no fan movement no hard drive spinup no Caps Lock LED illumination when

Note After each step, check that the system is not supplying power to the logic board. If you see the sleep LED come on or the Caps Lock LED illuminate when the key is pressed, then the system is indeed drawing power. In this case, hold down the power button for six seconds to insure the system is shut down before working on the machine. At this point, the issue is no longer a 'No Power, No Video' problem. Move on to the Power, but No Video troubleshooting section. Note Examine the display...

Warning Do NOT allow the logic board to flex at any time Flexing the board can crack solder joints to components Give

From the left side of the board, slowly begin to lift the board, avoiding any flexing, until the thermal material on the three chips underneath releases. Note The thermal material should easily release. If not, verify that all screws and connectors have been removed 5. Be sure to insert the black stick between the logic board and the plastic shield on the bottom case below. Avoid lifting from under the plastic shield. 6. Note the lip on the right speaker that overhangs the logic board. Be sure...

Part Location

Note Some photo details below may differ slightly from the model of 17-inch MacBook Pro you are repairing however, the procedure itself remains consistent for any of the models. There are two ways to remove the logic board Method 1 Separate the logic board from the heatsink, as usual, then reinstall thermal material when reinstalling. Method 2 Keep the logic board together with the heatsink and fans, thus avoiding the need to replace thermal material. If not replacing the logic board or heat...

Flashing question mark appears on the screen

Note This system will only boot with the version of Mac OS X system that shipped with this computer or later. It does not support booting into Mac OS 9. 1. Start up from the MacBook Pro Mac OS X Install Disc 1 DVD that came with the computer (hold down the C key during restart). 2. When the Installer opens, select Disk Utility from the Installer menu under Utilities. 3. When Disk Utility opens, all mounted disk and volumes will be listed on the left hand side. If you don't see the internal hard...

Startup Sequence

The Intel-based MacBook Pro starts up very much like the previous professional Macintosh notebook computers. If power is available to the system from the battery and or AC power adapter, pushing the power button will boot the system and begin the boot process. The screen will stay dark. The sleep LED will glow solid. This will last a few seconds. As the system boots, a power-on self test (POST) will be performed. See POST Error Codes listed later for failure results. If the system is not muted,...

Macbook Pro Microphone Location

Macbook Pro Microphone

Note The microphone does NOT have to be removed from the left speaker if not replacing the microphone or speaker. Note Some photo details below may differ slightly from the model of 17-inch MacBook Pro you are repairing however, the procedure itself remains consistent for any of the models. 1. Use the flat end of a black stick to pry the microphone boot out of its well in the left speaker. 2. Disconnect its connector from the left I O board. 2. Disconnect its connector from the left I O board....

Removing a Stuck Disc from an Optical Drive

Important This procedure applies only to 9.5-mm and 12.7-mm slot-load optical drives. 1. Remove the four identical screws that hold the top cover to the drive. 2. Slide the top cover approximately 2 mm toward the back of the drive. Lift up the top cover to remove it. 3. Check the placement of the disc. It is either clamped to the turntable at the center of the disc, or it is wedged under one or more posts at the outer edge of the disc. 4. Holding the edge of the disc, press on the center clamp...

Battery will not pop up

Flip over the unit and slide the battery latches to their full extent. 2. If the battery does not pop up, use a small plastic flat-blade tool to pry up the battery around the battery latch. If the battery is swollen, replace the battery. See below. 4. Verify proper latch operation by exercising the latch. If it does not move smoothly or evenly, try disassembling the battery latch. Check that the spring held between the latch cover and the battery latch pin is intact. 6. If the latch does...

Heatsink Sensor Locations

Bottom Case Sensor Location MacBook Pro 17-inch Bottom Case Sensor Location MacBook Pro 17-inch Core 2 Duo Bottom Case Sensor Locations MacBook Pro 17-inch 2.4GHz 1. For any of the sensors, peel back any Kapton tape, then before removing the board, mark the outline of its position with a permanent fine-point felt-tip marker. 2. Pry up the sensor board with a razor knife. 2. Pry up the sensor board with a razor knife. 3. Note The connector for the heatsink sensor is disconnected when removing...

Mac Book Pro inch GHz Exploded View

Macbook Exploded Diagram

Display Assembly AG, matte, better 661-4346 glossy, better 661-4347 AG, matte, hi-res 661-4370 glossy, hi-res 661-4371 Airport Card EMI Clip . 922-7968 AirPort Extreme . Card . 661-405.8 . Left I O Board 922-8109 Left I O Board Flex 922-8110 Left I O Board Cable 922-7960 Bluetooth Card . 922-7189 Bluetooth .Antenna 922-7955 Bluetooth . Bracket . 922-7965 Bluetooth Foil Shield 922-7969 Hard. Drive. Bracket. 922-7966 Hard . Drive Bluetooth. Flex. 922-8111 Hard. Drive. SATA , 160GB, 5400 661-4280...

Power Button pads on logic board

Power Pads Macbook 2007

With the top case removed, the power button is disconnected. Instead of having to reconnect the top case to turn on the system, there are two pads on the logic board that can be shorted across with a tool like a flat blade screwdriver to act as the power button. These pads are located near the left side of the LVDS cable connector on the logic board. It is marked PWR BTN. The pads are separated with a vertical white line.

Replacement Procedure

Macbook Pro Screen Inverter Assembly

Before installing the display assembly, verify that all cables are routed out of the way. 2. Install the replacement display assembly, and reconnect all cables and antennas. 3. Make sure to capture the LVDS cable grounding loop with the screw., and that the cable is secure and lays flat. 4. Verify that the EMI gasket is on the camera cable connector. 4. Verify that the EMI gasket is on the camera cable connector. 5. Verify that the antenna cables lay flat within the channel along the edge of...

Wire and Flex Cables

Because of its extremely thin enclosure design and dispersed circuit board, the MacBook Pro utilizes a large number of flex cables and variety of wire cable harnesses. Many of these cables carry multiple types of signals. Here is a list of the cables and the signals that run across them. If you notice a group of functions not working, it is likely that the cable is not properly inserted or the connector is damaged. SuperDrive data, power, and control signals cable select info Hard drive power...

Temperature Concerns

The customer may perceive each new system to run hotter than previous models. However, the normal operating temperature will be well within national and international safety standards. If a customer is concerned about the heat generated by their machine, to prevent an unnecessary repair compare a customer's computer to a running model, if available, at your repair site. For more information on temperature concerns and customer perception, refer to Knowledge Base article 30612 Apple Notebooks...

Resetting the System Management Controller SMC

Power management is now handled by a chip called SMC System Management Controller . Previously, it was handled by the Power Management Unit PMU . To reset the SMC 1. If the computer is on, turn it off. 2. Disconnect the power adapter and remove the main battery. 3. Hold the power button down for five seconds, then release. 4. Install the main battery and connect the power adapter. 5. Press the power button to restart the computer.

System shuts down intermittently

Disconnect all external peripherals and eject any ExpressCard. 2. Consult system.log for possible shutdown error codes using Console in Utilities folder . Potential Indication, Issue and or Fix Normal behavior power button was pressed for more than four seconds to force shutdown. 1 swap battery for KGB battery 1 try swapping for KGB left I O board replace if necessary Test thermal sensor JST connectors for improper seating or damage. Replace thermal sensor s . See Thermal Sensor take apart...

Mac Book Pro inch Exploded View

Macbook Pro Top Case Screw

AirPort Extreme Card 661-3890 ExpressCard Cage 922-7503 Left I O Board Flex 922-7516 Left I O Board Cable 922-7517 Memory SDRAM DDR2 667 512MB 661-3993 1GB 661-3978 Bluetooth Card 922-7189 Bluetooth Antenna 922-7518 Bluetooth Bracket 922-7534 Hard Drive SATA 100GB, 7200 661-3907 120GB, 5400 661-3908 Hard Drive Screws amp Grommets 076-1222 Left Fan 922-7510 Right Fan 922-7511 Infrared Board 922-7603 Foot 076-1064 Left Fan 922-7510 Right Fan 922-7511 Infrared Board 922-7603 Foot 076-1064 Right...

AHT on the DVD follow these steps

Insert the DVD named MacBook Pro Mac OS X Install Disc 1 that came with your computer. 2. Hold down D and restart the computer. 3. Follow the on-screen instructions. Note Previously, the option key was held down to boot into a boot manager. You are no longer able to see the AHT volume using boot manager. Apple Service Diagnostic ASD 3S108 for MacBook Pro 17-inch Apple Service Diagnostic ASD 3S109 for MacBook Pro 17-inch Core 2 Duo Apple Service Diagnostic ASD 3S114 for MacBook Pro 17-inch...

Mac Book Pro inch Core Duo Exploded View

AG, matte 661-4236 glossy 661-4237 Airport Card EMI Clip . 922-7968 AirPort Extreme . Card . 661-4058 Left I O Board 922-7957 Left I O Board Flex 922-7959 Left I O Board Cable 922-7960 Bluetooth Card . 922-7189 Bluetooth .Antenna 922-7955 Bluetooth . Bracket . 922-7965 Bluetooth Foil Shield 922-7969 Hard Drive Bluetooth. Flex. 922-7961 Hard. Drive SATA ..., 100GB, 7200 661-4096 160GB, 5400 661-4097 200GB, 4200 661-4135 Hard Drive Screws amp Grommets ... Left Fan 922-7953...