MacBook Unibody Model A1342 Battery Replacement
- Author: Walter Galan
- Difficulty: Moderate
Don't pay Apple to replace your worn out battery. Do it yourself!
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Remove the eight 4 mm Phillips screws securing the lower case to the MacBook.
Slightly lift the lower case near the vent opening.
Continue running your fingers between the lower and upper cases until the upper case pops off its retaining clips.
Use the flat end of a spudger to lift the battery connector up out of its socket on the logic board.
Use the tip of a spudger to carefully peel back the finger of the warning label to reveal a hidden Tri-Wing screw.
Remove the 5 mm Tri-Wing screw securing the battery to the upper case.
Remove three 3.1 mm Phillips screws securing the battery near the edge of the upper case.