MacBook Pro 15" Retina Display Mid 2012 Heat Sink Replacement
Replacing the heat sink in the 2012 MacBook Pro with Retina display
- Author: Brett Hartt
- Difficulty: Moderate
Things heating up inside your MacBook Pro with Retina Display? Could be trouble with the heat sink. Use this guide to show you how to remove the heat sink in the Mid 2012 MacBook Pro with Retina display.
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Grasping the heat sink from the right side, lift the heat sink off of the MacBook Pro, pulling it free from the computer.
The thermal paste may make it difficult to remove the heat sink. Pull the heat sink off gently but forcefully to avoid damaging any components on the logic board.
When installing the new heat sink, do not forget to replace the thermal paste underneath the heat sink. See our Applying Thermal Paste guide for further instructions.