Heatsink Sensor Locations

Bottom Case Sensor Location: MacBook Pro (17-inch)

Macbook Pro Heatsink

Bottom Case Sensor Location: MacBook Pro (17-inch Core 2 Duo)

Bottom Case Sensor Locations: MacBook Pro (17-inch 2.4GHz and Early 2008)

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.

Fine Point Felt Tip Permanent Marker
2. Pry up the sensor board with a razor knife.

3. Note: The connector for the heatsink sensor is disconnected when removing the logic board.

When removing the bottom case sensor on the MacBook Pro (17-inch), use a needlepoint probe to disconnect the cable connector from the logic board.

Warning: When using a needlepoint probe, great care must be used to avoid slipping off the connector and damaging components.

Note:The MacBook Pro (17-inch Core 2 Duo, 2.4GHz and Early 2008) will have JST connectors on the bottom case thermal sensor(s) and the heatsink thermal sensor.

Heatsink Macbook Pro 2008
  1. Install the replacement sensors in the exact same location.
  2. Replace any Kapton tape.
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