MacBook Pro 13" Retina Display Late 2012 SSD Replacement
Replace the SSD in your MacBook Pro 13" Retina Display Late 2012.
- Author: Walter Galan
- Difficulty: Moderate
Use this guide to replace the SSD.
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- Lower Case 3 steps
- Battery Connector 5 steps
- Battery Contact Board 1 step
- SSD Assembly 6 steps
- SSD 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.
Insert the edge of plastic opening tool between the SSD and the SSD tray, opposite to the socket side of SSD tray.
Pry the side of the SSD opposite the SSD tray socket out of the SSD tray.
Only lift the SSD up far enough to grab the sides of it with your fingers. Lifting it any more may damage the card or socket.