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Apple announced the Retina MacBook 2015, model A1534, on March 9, 2015 to launch on April 10. It has a new unibody construction and includes an updated trackpad, keyboard, and Retina display.

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MacBook A1534 2015 Logicboard Swap to 2016

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I have a MacBook 12” A1534 (2015) with an broken Logicboard (BAD CPU). I bought a Logicboard from am 2016 MacBook 12” für just 250 Euro. YEAH!

I have built it in. All cables except the USB-C Flex fits front the 2015 into the 2016 Logicboard.


But the battery LED is not lighting up. Is the 2015 battery not compatible with the 2016/2017 Board ?

Are all other Components compatible ? or I need to change also other parts ?

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I have ordered now a new Battery, new TrackPad, new USB-C Flex and a new IPD Flex. The rest should be compatible.

But still cheaper than a Logic Board swap from Apple or a 2016 MacBook12“

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more than likely it will not work with an older battery, the system will not recognize it

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They use different batteries. The 2016 uses this one:

MacBook 12" Retina (Early 2016-2017) Battery

The 2015 uses this one:

MacBook 12" Retina (Early 2015) Battery

MacBook 12" Retina (Early 2015) Battery Image

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MacBook 12" Retina (Early 2015) Battery

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MacBook 12" Retina (Early 2016-2017) Battery Image

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MacBook 12" Retina (Early 2016-2017) Battery

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Hey Guys,

I am finished!

As described, the old MacBook Battery from the 2015 Modell works perfectly with my new Logic Board.

The USB-C Flex doesn’t fits into the 2015 Topcase. With a multi-function tool, I had to remove a bit on the inside of the Topcase near the USB-C Port. Now the new USB-C Flex fits into the “old” Topcase but the Screws was to long. I have replaced it with two Screws from an old & broken iPad mini. Hold like out of the factory.

The new Trackpad works (sure) perfectly. I don’t have tested the 2015 Trackpad.

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