MacBook Pro 15" Retina Display Early 2013 SSD Replacement

Replace the solid-state drive in your MacBook Pro 15" Retina Display Early 2013.

Use this guide to replace or upgrade the SSD in your MacBook Pro 15" Retina Early 2013.

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Edit Step 1 Lower Case  ¶ 

  • Remove the following pentalobe screws securing the lower case to the MacBook Pro with Retina display.

    • Eight 3.0 mm

    • Two 2.3 mm

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Edit Step 2  ¶ 

  • Lifting from the edge nearest the clutch cover, lift the lower case off the MacBook Pro.

  • Set the lower case aside.

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Edit Step 3 Battery Connector  ¶ 

  • Peel back the warning label covering the battery connector.

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Edit Step 4  ¶ 

  • Using the flat end of a spudger, gently pry the battery connector straight up out of its socket on the logic board.

  • Bend the battery cables back and out of the way, ensuring that the battery connector doesn't accidentally make contact with the logic board.

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Edit Step 5 SSD  ¶ 

  • Remove the single 3.1 mm T5 Torx screw securing the SSD to the logic board.

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Edit Step 6  ¶ 

  • Slightly lift the rightmost side of the SSD and firmly slide it straight away out of its socket on the logic board.

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

For more information, check out the MacBook Pro 15" Retina Display Early 2013 device page.

Required Tools

Spudger

$2.95 · 50+ In stock

T5 Torx Screwdriver

$4.95 · 50+ In stock

Recommended Tools

Universal Drive Adapter

$29.95 · 50+ In stock

iFixit Lock Pick Set

$29.95 · 50+ In stock

Inspection Scope

$39.95 · 50+ In stock

Frictionless Ratchet

$24.95 · 50+ In stock

Portable Anti-Static Mat

$34.95 · 45 In stock

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Where is the left fan in the pic? Please tell me I don't need to remove the fan before doing the replacement.

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