Introduction

Input, Output, Sideput. Whatever kind of putting you will be doing, a faulty I/O board cable is going to severely limit the functionality of your MacBook Pro with Retina display. This guide will show you how to replace it.

  1. Remove the following P5 pentalobe screws securing the lower case to the MacBook Pro:
    • Remove the following P5 pentalobe screws securing the lower case to the MacBook Pro:

      • Eight 3.0 mm

      • Two 2.3 mm

  2. Lifting from the edge nearest the clutch cover, lift the lower case off the MacBook Pro.
    • Lifting from the edge nearest the clutch cover, lift the lower case off the MacBook Pro.

    • Set the lower case aside.

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  4. Peel back the warning label covering the battery connector.
    • Peel back the warning label covering the battery connector.

  5. Using the flat end of a spudger, gently pry the battery connector straight up out of its socket on the logic board. Bend the battery cables back and out of the way, ensuring that the battery connector doesn't accidentally make contact with the logic board.
    • Using the flat end of a spudger, gently pry the battery connector straight up out of its socket on the logic board.

    • Bend the battery cables back and out of the way, ensuring that the battery connector doesn't accidentally make contact with the logic board.

  6. Using the flat end of a spudger, pry the I/O board cable straight up out of its socket on the I/O board. In a similar fashion, remove the I/O board cable from its socket on the I/O board. In a similar fashion, remove the I/O board cable from its socket on the I/O board.
    • Using the flat end of a spudger, pry the I/O board cable straight up out of its socket on the I/O board.

    • In a similar fashion, remove the I/O board cable from its socket on the I/O board.

  7. Remove the I/O board cable from the MacBook Pro.
    • Remove the I/O board cable from the MacBook Pro.

Conclusion

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

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