MacBook Pro 13" Retina Display Late 2012 Logic Board Replacement
Replace the Logic Board in your MacBook Pro 13" Retina Display Late 2012.
- Author: Walter Galan
- Difficulty: Moderate
Use this guide to replace the logic board.
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- Lower Case 3 steps
- Battery Connector 5 steps
- Battery Contact Board 1 step
- Heat Sink Assembly 2 steps
- I/O Board Data Cable 3 steps
- iSight Camera Cable 2 steps
- Right Fan 3 steps
- Left Fan 3 steps
- Logic Board Assembly 12 steps
- MagSafe DC-In Board 2 steps
- Logic Board 1 step
Carefully lift the battery connector board up off the logic board.
It is recommended to bend the battery cables just slightly, to keep the board suspended up above the logic board and out of the way.
Do not fold the board completely over, or crease the cables, as this may damage the battery.
Grasp the battery contact board with tweezers.
Lift the battery contact board up off the logic board and remove it.
Removing this board will ensure that the battery remains disconnected throughout your repair, preventing your computer from accidentally powering on. It's also a good idea to take it out so it doesn't fall out unexpectedly.
Use the flat end of a spudger to pry the right side of the I/O board data cable connector up off its socket on the I/O board.
When prying the I/O board data cable connector from its socket, make sure to pry the connector itself and not the socket. Prying the socket may cause irreversible damage to the I/O board.
Grab the black pull tab secured to the display data cable lock and rotate it toward the DC-In side of the computer.
Pull the display data cable straight out of its socket on the logic board.
Do not lift up on the display data cable, as its socket is very fragile. Pull the cable parallel to the face of the logic board.
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