Introduction

Use this guide to replace the display assembly.

Image 1/1: Two 2.3 mm P5 Pentalobe screws
  • Remove the following ten screws securing the lower case to the upper case:

    • Two 2.3 mm P5 Pentalobe screws

    • Eight 3.0 mm P5 Pentalobe screws

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Image 1/1: Gently pull the lower case away from the upper case.
  • Wedge your fingers between the upper case and the lower case.

  • Gently pull the lower case away from the upper case.

  • Remove the lower case and set it aside.

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Image 1/3: During reassembly, gently push down the center of the lower case to reattach the two plastic clips. Image 2/3: During reassembly, gently push down the center of the lower case to reattach the two plastic clips. Image 3/3: During reassembly, gently push down the center of the lower case to reattach the two plastic clips.
  • The lower case is connected to the upper case at the center, with two plastic clips.

  • During reassembly, gently push down the center of the lower case to reattach the two plastic clips.

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  • Remove the plastic cover adhered to the battery contact board.

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Image 1/1: Two 2.8 mm T6 Torx screws
  • Remove the following screws securing the battery connector board to the logic board:

    • Two 2.8 mm T6 Torx screws

    • One 7.0 mm T7 Torx shouldered screw

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  • Use tweezers to remove the small plastic cover located near the bottom right of the battery connector board.

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  • Remove the wide head 6.4 mm T6 Torx screw securing the battery connector to the logic board assembly.

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Image 1/2: It is recommended to bend the battery cables just slightly, to keep the board suspended up above the logic board and out of the way. Image 2/2: Do not fold the board completely over, or crease the cables, as this may damage the battery.
  • Carefully lift the battery connector board up off the logic board.

  • It is recommended to bend the battery cables just slightly, to keep the board suspended up above the logic board and out of the way.

  • Do not fold the board completely over, or crease the cables, as this may damage the battery.

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Image 1/2: An interposer is the name for an interface that links one electrical connection to another. In this repair, it is the board connecting the battery to logic board. Image 2/2: Lift the Interposer off the logic board and remove it.
  • Grasp the Interposer with tweezers.

    • An interposer is the name for an interface that links one electrical connection to another. In this repair, it is the board connecting the battery to logic board.

  • Lift the Interposer off the logic board and remove it.

    • Removing this board will ensure that the battery remains disconnected throughout your repair, preventing your computer from accidentally powering on. It's also a good idea to take it out so it doesn't fall out unexpectedly.

WHy to remove battery contact board? Replace can happen without it also, right.

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Image 1/2: It is recommended to carefully push on both sides of the connector to "walk" it out of its socket. Image 2/2: It is recommended to carefully push on both sides of the connector to "walk" it out of its socket.
  • Use the tip of a spudger to push the iSight camera cable connector straight away from its socket on the logic board.

  • It is recommended to carefully push on both sides of the connector to "walk" it out of its socket.

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  • Move the iSight camera cable aside.

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Image 1/3: The three cables are coded with black sleeves of different lengths. During reassembly: Image 2/3: Connect the long-sleeved cable to the socket closest to the ports. Image 3/3: The short-sleeved cable connects next to the screw.
  • Use the flat end of a spudger to pry and disconnect the three antenna cable connectors from the AirPort board.

  • The three cables are coded with black sleeves of different lengths. During reassembly:

    • Connect the long-sleeved cable to the socket closest to the ports.

    • The short-sleeved cable connects next to the screw.

    • The remaining cable has no sleeve, and connects in the last empty socket, next to the fan.

What does the J0, J1 and J2 connections represent on the Airport Card? I had an issue where the wifi and bluetooth went out and said "Not Available" so I replaced the I/O board and the airport card. The Wifi now works but Bluetooth is still showing not available. I wanted to know which connection meant what and to see if I could fix the issue. I have reseated the cables, deleted the Bluetooh.plist file and reset SMC, but bluetooth still appears as Not Available.

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The long-sleeved and short-sleeved antenna cables are switched compared to this guide, on my Macbook Pro A1425. Maybe note which order they are in on your machine, since apparently they differ. http://i.imgur.com/r9g9ZXS.jpg

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Be very careful with these, I wasn't and two of the cables detached from the connectors!!

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  • Move the antenna cables aside, clear of the AirPort board.

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Image 1/3: Pull the display data cable straight out of its socket on the logic board. Image 2/3: Do not lift up on the display data cable, as its socket is very fragile. Pull the cable parallel to the face of the logic board. Image 3/3: Do not lift up on the display data cable, as its socket is very fragile. Pull the cable parallel to the face of the logic board.
  • Grab the black pull tab secured to the display data cable lock and rotate it toward the DC-In side of the computer.

  • Pull the display data cable straight out of its socket on the logic board.

  • Do not lift up on the display data cable, as its socket is very fragile. Pull the cable parallel to the face of the logic board.

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  • Use a pair of tweezers to lift the rubber hinge covers up off the right and left display hinges.

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  • Remove the two 3.1 mm T5 Torx screws securing the aluminum hinge brackets.

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  • Use a pair of tweezers to lift aluminum hinge brackets off the right and left display hinges.

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  • Remove the four inner 5.3 mm T8 Torx screws (two on each side) securing the display to the upper case.

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Image 1/2: While holding the display and upper case together with your left hand, remove the remaining T8 Torx screw from the upper display bracket. Image 2/2: Be sure to hold the display and upper case together with your left hand. Failure to do so may cause the freed display/upper case to fall, potentially damaging each component.
  • Open the MacBook Pro approximately 110 degrees, and place it sideways on the table, as shown.

  • While holding the display and upper case together with your left hand, remove the remaining T8 Torx screw from the upper display bracket.

  • Be sure to hold the display and upper case together with your left hand. Failure to do so may cause the freed display/upper case to fall, potentially damaging each component.

  • Remove the last remaining T8 Torx screw securing the display to the upper case.

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Image 1/3: Gently push forward on the bottom half of the device to detach it from the display assembly. Image 2/3: Carefully set each component aside, making sure to set down the lower half keyboard-side down. Image 3/3: Carefully set each component aside, making sure to set down the lower half keyboard-side down.
  • Grip both halves of the device, one in each hand.

  • Gently push forward on the bottom half of the device to detach it from the display assembly.

  • Carefully set each component aside, making sure to set down the lower half keyboard-side down.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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perfect tutorial! I fixed my screen completely destroyed falling down from my hands while a was falling asleep. Bought a new one on eBay (not original but perfect with the exception of the case slightly different in color and "texture".

Thanks iFix IT!

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