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Table Of Contents

Contents
Manual Updates
Updated 21 October 2008
Basics
Identifying Features
Note About Images in This Manual
Serial Number Location
Serial Number On Top Case
Transferring the Serial Number
General Information
The Glass Panel
Troubleshooting
General Troubleshooting
Update System Software
Test Points
Troubleshooting Theory
Emerging Issues
Functional Overview
Block Diagram, MacBook Pro (15-inch, Late 2008)
Liquid Submersion Indicators
Common Reset Procedures
Intermittent shutdown
Battery Isn’t Recognized or Won’t Charge
Battery isn’t recognized or won’t charge
Kernel Panic/System Crashes
Battery Run Time Too Short
Won’t Run on Power Adapter Alone
Won’t Run on Power Adapter Alone
Power Adapter Issue
Noise / Hum / Vibration
Burnt Smell / Odor
Battery Leaking or Swollen
Uncategorized Symptom
Communications
Ethernet Port/Device Issue
AirPort/Bluetooth: Defective Wireless Devices
No/Poor Wireless Signal
Wireless Input Device Loses Connection
Wireless Input Device Loses Connection
AirPort Card: Kernel Panic
Wireless Performance Issue / Slow Connection
Wireless Performance Issue / Slow Connection
Wireless Input Device Doesn’t Pair
Wireless Input Device Doesn’t Pair
Display Anomalies
Defective Camera / Built-in iSight Not Operating Correctly
Backlight Issue / No Backlight
Hard Drive Not Recognized/Not Mounting
Hard Drive Noisy
Optical Drive Won’t Accept/Reject Media
Optical Drive Won’t Accept/ Reject Media
Optical Drive Read/Write Data Error
Optical Drive Read/Write Data Error
Optical Drive Not Recognized/Mount
Optical Drive Not Recognized/ Mount
Optical Drive Noisy
Optical Drive Not Performing to Specs
Optical Drive Not Performing to Specs
Input/Output Devices
USB Port Does Not Recognize Known Devices
USB Port Does Not Recognize Known Devices
Built-in Keyboard Does Not Work Properly
Built-in Keyboard Does Not Work Properly
Specifc Keys Don’t Work
Built-in Trackpad Does Not Work
Built-in Keyboard Has Dim or No Keyboard Backlight
Built-in Keyboard Has Dim or No Backlight
Built-in Keyboard Is Not Recognized
Built-in Keyboard Is Not Recognized
Built-in Trackpad Does Not Track Properly
Built-in Trackpad Does Not Track Properly
Apple Remote Inoperable
Built-in Speaker Has No Audio
Distorted Sound from Internal Speaker
Distorted Sound from Internal Speaker
Express Card Will Not Insert Into Slot
ExpressCard will not insert into ExpressCard Slot
Express Card Not Recognized By System
FireWire Port Not Recognizing Known Devices
FireWire Port is not recognizing known devices
Mechanical Issues: Thermals and Enclosure
Reset/Power Button Stuck
System Runs Hot
Take Apart
Connector Types on Logic Board
Temperature Concerns
Replacement Steps
Access Door
Battery
Hard Drive Bracket
Hard Drive
Reinstalling Software that Came with the Computer
Installing Applications
Bottom Case
Memory
Midwall
Battery Connector Cover
Battery Indicator Light Board
Battery Indicator Cable
Replacement
Camera Cable Guide
LVDS Cable Guide
Display Assembly
Display Clutch Cover
AirPort Card
Antenna Board
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Flex Cable
Right Speaker / Subwoofer
Hard Drive Connector Cable
Fans
Logic Board
Battery Power Cable
MagSafe Board
Center Bracket
Cable Clip for AirPort Card
Front Bracket/Flex Cable with IR and Sleep Indicator LED
Express Card Cage
Views
Screw Location Diagrams
Bottom Case Screws
Top Case to Display Assembly Screws
Main Modules to Top Case Screws
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