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.
  • 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.
  • 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: Lift the battery contact board up off the logic board and remove it.
  • Grasp the battery contact board with tweezers.

  • Lift the battery contact board up 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.

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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.
  • 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:
  • 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.

jlhunter2008 - Reply

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

Will Bradley - Reply

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

Felix Waller - Reply

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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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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The screen arrived 1 day ahead of schedule. The "A" level screen was in perfect condition. I replaced the display in about 1 hour using the above instructions, powered up and everything worked perfectly.

Edmundo Costa - Reply

My screen was wobbling, after removing the display, and tightening the screws on the display (after removing the black case at the bottom of the display, if you slide it to the right you can pull the black case of the display) the issue was fixed.

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