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Repair guides and disassembly information for the 14-inch MacBook Pro released in October of 2021, featuring Apple-designed M1 Pro and M1 Max SoCs. Model A2442.

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Messed up removing flex cable

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I think I accidentally stripped off one of the metal connections when removing the flex cable on the logic board. Have I completely screwed this up?

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Thankfully it hasn’t completely messed up the board because all but one of the pads looks ok

The other pin(highlighted in the photo) might have been ripped

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The connector that has fallen off is for battery data,but in order to fix this you will need to solder it back on ,as for the pad we think is ripped :do you have the connector the fell off?

If so can you upload some photos of the side that faces the Board so we can see if the pad went with it

If you don’t have good microsoldering experience you might not want to attempt this repair and It would be better to have it taken to a professional as it may require replacing the pad that fell off and reattaching the connector so that it’s secure

Hopefully this helps

Any questions please ask


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Yep certainly not experienced enough, I’ll be taking this to get repaired thank you so much.


@Chris Grant (Lifeoverflow)

You’re most welcome!

Please let me know if there is anything else:-)


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