Introduction

Use this guide to replace the MagSafe DC-In board.

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 1/1: One 2.4 mm Phillips #00 screw
  • Remove the following screws securing the heat sink to the logic board assembly:

    • One 2.4 mm Phillips #00 screw

    • One 3.4 mm T5 Torx screw

    • Four 2.7 mm T5 Torx screws

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found 4 rubber spacers on the 4 2,5mm screws

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Image 1/2: When reinstalling the heat sink, be sure to apply a new layer of [product|IF179-010|thermal paste]. If you have never applied thermal paste before, we have a [guide|744|guide] that makes it easy. Image 2/2: When reinstalling the heat sink, be sure to apply a new layer of [product|IF179-010|thermal paste]. If you have never applied thermal paste before, we have a [guide|744|guide] that makes it easy.
  • Lift and remove the heat sink up off the logic board assembly.

  • When reinstalling the heat sink, be sure to apply a new layer of thermal paste. If you have never applied thermal paste before, we have a guide that makes it easy.

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Image 1/2: When prying the I/O board data cable connector from its socket, make sure to pry the connector itself and '''not''' the socket. Prying the socket may cause irreversible damage to the I/O board. Image 2/2: When prying the I/O board data cable connector from its socket, make sure to pry the connector itself and '''not''' the socket. Prying the socket may cause irreversible damage to the I/O board.
  • Use the flat end of a spudger to pry the right side of the I/O board data cable connector up off its socket on the I/O board.

  • When prying the I/O board data cable connector from its socket, make sure to pry the connector itself and not the socket. Prying the socket may cause irreversible damage to the I/O board.

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Image 1/2: Gently twist the spudger to disconnect the I/O board data cable connector from its socket on the logic board. Image 2/2: Gently twist the spudger to disconnect the I/O board data cable connector from its socket on the logic board.
  • Wedge the flat end of a spudger beneath the left side of the I/O board data cable connector.

  • Gently twist the spudger to disconnect the I/O board data cable connector from its socket on the logic board.

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  • Lift and remove the I/O board data cable from the MacBook Pro.

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Image 1/3: Be sure you are prying up on the hinged retaining flap, '''not''' the socket itself. Image 2/3: Pull the right fan ribbon cable straight out of its socket on the logic board. Image 3/3: Pull the right fan ribbon cable straight out of its socket on the logic board.
  • Use the tip of a spudger to flip up the retaining flap on the right fan ribbon cable ZIF socket.

  • Be sure you are prying up on the hinged retaining flap, not the socket itself.

  • Pull the right fan ribbon cable straight out of its socket on the logic board.

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  • Remove the three 3.1 mm T5 Torx screws securing the right fan to the logic board assembly.

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  • Lift and remove the right fan out of the upper case.

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Image 1/2: Be sure you are prying up on the hinged retaining flap, '''not''' the socket itself. Image 2/2: Be sure you are prying up on the hinged retaining flap, '''not''' the socket itself.
  • Use the tip of a spudger to flip up the retaining flap on the left fan ribbon cable ZIF socket.

  • Be sure you are prying up on the hinged retaining flap, not the socket itself.

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  • Remove the three 3.1 mm T5 Torx screws securing the left fan to the logic board assembly.

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Image 1/2: Make sure to pull the left fan straight away to simultaneously pull the left fan ribbon cable out of its socket on the logic board. Image 2/2: Make sure to pull the left fan straight away to simultaneously pull the left fan ribbon cable out of its socket on the logic board.
  • Lift and remove the left fan out of the upper case.

  • Make sure to pull the left fan straight away to simultaneously pull the left fan ribbon cable out of its socket on the logic board.

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Image 1/3: It is recommended to carefully push on both sides of the connector to "walk" it out of its socket. Image 2/3: It is recommended to carefully push on both sides of the connector to "walk" it out of its socket. Image 3/3: 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 edges of the I/O board connector straight out of 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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Image 1/2: Gently twist the flat end of a spudger upwards to pry the keyboard backlight connector up off its socket on the logic board. Image 2/2: Gently twist the flat end of a spudger upwards to pry the keyboard backlight connector up off its socket on the logic board.
  • Wedge the flat end of a spudger underneath the keyboard backlight connector and the logic board.

  • Gently twist the flat end of a spudger upwards to pry the keyboard backlight connector up off its socket on the logic 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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  • Pry the headphone jack cable connector up off its socket on the logic board.

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Image 1/3: Be sure you are prying up on the hinged retaining flap, '''not''' the socket itself. Image 2/3: Grasp the plastic pull tab and pull the microphone ribbon cable out of its socket. Image 3/3: Grasp the plastic pull tab and pull the microphone ribbon cable out of its socket.
  • Use the tip of a spudger to flip up the retaining flap on the microphone ribbon cable ZIF socket.

  • Be sure you are prying up on the hinged retaining flap, not the socket itself.

  • Grasp the plastic pull tab and pull the microphone ribbon cable out of its socket.

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Image 1/3: Be sure you are prying up on the hinged retaining flap, '''not''' the socket itself. Image 2/3: Grasp the plastic pull tab and pull the keyboard ribbon cable out of its socket. Image 3/3: Grasp the plastic pull tab and pull the keyboard ribbon cable out of its socket.
  • Use the flat edge of a spudger to flip up the retaining flap on the keyboard ribbon cable ZIF socket.

  • Be sure you are prying up on the hinged retaining flap, not the socket itself.

  • Grasp the plastic pull tab and pull the keyboard ribbon cable out of its socket.

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  • Repeat the previous procedure to disconnect the Trackpad ribbon cable from its socket on the logic board.

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Image 1/2: Gently pry the right speaker cable connector up off from its socket on the logic board. Image 2/2: Be sure you are prying up on the connector, '''not''' the socket itself.
  • Wedge the flat end of a spudger beneath the right speaker cable connector.

  • Gently pry the right speaker cable connector up off from its socket on the logic board.

  • Be sure you are prying up on the connector, not the socket itself.

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  • Use the flat end of a spudger to pry the SSD cable connector up off its socket on the logic board.

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Image 1/2: Gently pry the left speaker cable connector up off from its socket on the logic board. Image 2/2: Be sure you are prying up on the connector, '''not''' the socket itself.
  • Wedge the tip of a spudger beneath the left speaker cable connector.

  • Gently pry the left speaker cable connector up off from its socket on the logic board.

  • Be sure you are prying up on the connector, not the socket itself.

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  • Remove the nine 3.3 mm T5 Torx screws securing the logic board and MagSafe DC-in board to the upper case.

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  • Carefully grasp the corner of the logic board (opposite of the I/O ports) and lift the logic board out of the upper case.

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Image 1/2: It is recommended "walk" the connector out of its socket. Simply push the top and bottom corners of the connector and carefully "walk it out" of its socket. Image 2/2: It is recommended "walk" the connector out of its socket. Simply push the top and bottom corners of the connector and carefully "walk it out" of its socket.
  • Gently push the edges of the MagSafe cable connector away from its socket on the logic board.

  • It is recommended "walk" the connector out of its socket. Simply push the top and bottom corners of the connector and carefully "walk it out" of its socket.

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  • Pull the MagSafe cable connector straight out of its socket on the logic board.

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Conclusion

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

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