Topcase Removal To begin, get your philips head screwdrive, and on the right side, with the CD drive, there are two screws. Four screws in the back. Two here and two here. There is no need to remove the left side screws in the front. And on the back, there are two screws located here and then on in the middle. There is also a philips head screw located here, here and here. There are also two located here. And then the ones you need to remove, are here…. and the other ones are not needed in removing the topcase. Begin by removing these. The screws from left to right, in the battery bay, are 2,4,7, and 9. Once those are removed, remove the three philips head screws, that are on the bottom of the machine. Sometimes, a flat head screwdrive is needed in removing, the three philips head screws in the bottom of the machine. Once those are removed, remove the 4 in the very back of the machine. The two screws on the inner most part of the machine, are the longest of the external screws. This will be helpful in putting the machine back together. Once those are removed, remove the two screws on the side. And the two outer ones, located in the battery bay. Once those are removed, remove the remaining ones in the battery bay. Once that is complete, flip the unit over. Grab the topcase at the two ends of the corners, located here. Gently pull up. And lift from the bottom. There you will see a ribbon cable, connected to the logic board. Carefully lift up and out to remove.