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Repair guides and disassembly information for the new base-model 14-inch MacBook Pro, released November 2023, refreshed with the Apple-designed M3 SoC. Successor to the 13-inch Touch Bar MacBook Pro with M2.

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Black dot, smudge thing when looking inside vents on logic board side.

When I was looking through my macbook bottom vents, on the really side edge, if you look with a flashlight, i found some sort of black dot smudge thingy, on the side of the logic board,(i think its the logic board). Can someone tell me what this is? and also show me a picture?


@danj i added a picture. here. that i found online. its at that black and more precisly the red. spot. But its on the side of it. It kinda looks like a water drop, or maybe some black spot thing that looks like hot glue after it drys, I'm not sure. I''ll also open it up soon, and show pictures.

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I can't provide a good picture, due to camera quality.

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@altname can you remove the back cover of your mac so you can take a better picture? we cant help unless we see what you see. MacBook Pro 14" Late 2023 (M3) Lower Case Replacement use the guide to help you remove the back cover :)

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Hi! is there a way i can email you? and yes, i'll try to open it up and take a picture.

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@danj Can you help me figure this out?

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@danj i added a picture. here. that i found online. its at that black and more precisly the red. spot. But its on the side of it. It kinda looks like a water drop, or maybe some black spot thing that looks like hot glue after it drys, I'm not sure. I''ll also open it up soon, and show pictures.

its above on my post. Can you please answer?

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You'll need to inspect things internally, follow this guide to take the bottom cover off MacBook Pro 14" Late 2023 (M3) Lower Case Replacement hopefully that gets you deep enough. Post some pictures so we can see things as well and use the guide images to compare your system to note any differences.

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