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Released in November 2020, the 13" MacBook Pro features Apple's Arm-based M1 SoC with both an 8-core CPU and 8-core GPU. (Model A2338 / EMC 3578 with two Thunderbolt 3 ports)

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Touch bar replacement for MacBook Pro 13 M1


Unfortunately i broke my touch bar screen for my 2020 Macbook Pro M1 A2338 Model. I’m looking for a solution for replacing it without change the whole base with the logic board. Is it possible to buy spare part for it? Could you advise me any kind of possibilities? Thank you so much!

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I dropped my phone on the touch-bar... there's a little crack so it didn't survive. Unfortunately, the computer went 'crazy'. I can't do simple things on it. I tried to solve the problem but Apple wanted me to buy another computer. It's a MBP 2020 with M1 CPU.

I'm curious how you solved your issue with a touch-bar.

Thank you for any feedback!


@Karol Lewańczyk - Did you sign up for AppleCare+ If you did then it would have been covered for sure under its coverage.

I'm surprised the Apple Store said that, did you go to a reseller? They tend to turn away repairs that they don't get paid on.


@Karol Lewańczyk My touch bar is still broken but I can use my mac without any issues. Replacement is still really expensive and i will change it only when spare parts will be available. You can give it a try: download Untouch and disable touch bar.


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Still too early to get parts independently from Apple. You’ll need to go to Apple for repairs at this point and its up to them what they will replace.

What I can tell you is the uppercase assembly can be replaced on its own (case, keyboard & battery) just like the Intel based system like this 2016 13” MacBook Pro uppercase assembly Your logic board would be transferred over.

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Has anything changed according to the availability of the Touchbar modules?

I have searched on various places online for replacement Touchbars, but I could only find Touchbars for 2016-2019 models and no replacement parts for m1 or 2020 13“ MacBook Pros.

Does anybody know if the A2289 Topcase (2020 intel 2TB) is interchangeable with the A2338 (M1, 2TB) or if the Touchbar itself is different between m1 and intel?


@haclover - Sadly Apple has done its damnedest to prevent many of the parts we depend on directly from the backdoors of the device makers! So getting the OLED panel alone is not possible anymore. So the only hope is the full uppercase!

As for using the Intel uppercase good question! What I can tell you iFixit did an experiment swapping the M1 and M2 logic boards thinking Apple wouldn't have altered things - Surprise! They did.

So its a big gamble here as well. I've located the pat numbers for the proper assembly, you might find one on Amazon or eBay from a jobber who strips systems for the parts.

Let us know if it worked - I wish you success!

To finish things Apple now sells parts and even a repair guide for there systems! So you could try that direction. Here's the web site which is only available within the US Self Service Repair Store for Apple Products. I'll worn you it won't be cheap ;-{

Top case with battery, keyboard & OLED panel

• 661-18432 - Space Grey

• 661-16433 - Silver


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