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A1708/EMC 3164 — Released June 2017, this entry-level MacBook Pro retains its traditional function keys (as opposed to the OLED Touch Bar).

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USB-C Port Replacement Difficulty

I was wondering if replacing the USB-C board actually requires soldering and board repair as it states here MacBook Pro Retina (A1708 Late 2016-2017) USB-C Board. A repair video for the previous model year shows a simple connector for the USB-C ports.

MacBook Pro Retina (A1708 Late 2016-2017) USB-C Board Image

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MacBook Pro Retina (A1708 Late 2016-2017) USB-C Board

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If you are going to do the repair/replacement yourself, why not just open up the unit and see for yourself? :-)

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@propman Typically I would, however my boss would prefer to have the repair done by an Apple Tech even if it is not under warranty depending on the cost. I have another laptop with the same issue that is under warranty being looked at right now that I will ask what the repair cost would be without the warranty. Trying to get as much info as I can until I know how much a non-warranty repair will cost so I can determine whether or not I will actually be cracking it open myself.

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@dcost Sounds like a plan! :-)

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This part requires micro soldering and board level repair skills. If you don’t know what this means you may not have the knowledge or tools to install this part. If you’re curious and want to know more about getting into micro soldering, here’s some good reading

https://www.ifixit.com/News/micro-solder...

 and some good watching to get you started.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL...

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That is word for word what it says on the listing for the part, which I have read. I was hoping for verification from someone that has actually been inside the 13 inch 2017 Macbook Pro no touch bar. Thanks though.

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@dcost I thought maybe you missed reading it. I have been in several. It's attached to the logic board. Look at image #2 of the part and you too can see it:

MacBook Pro 13" Retina (Function Keys, 2017) 2.3 GHz Logic Board

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Ahhh, thank you very much that helps.

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